The Fruitful City

The Fruitful City

The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest

Book - 2018
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"Farmers' markets and local eating might have revolutionized the way we look at food, but many of us can't identify the fruit trees in our yards or declare a berry safe to eat. Those plants, and the people who planted them, are often forgotten. In The Fruitful City, Helena Moncrieff investigates the origins of these living heirlooms, their decline into raccoon fodder, and the urban harvest renaissance that is putting rescued fruit to good use. As she travels across Canada, slipping into backyards, visiting community orchards and taking in canning competitions, Moncrieff asks, Can city-grown fruit address hunger, waste, and food illiteracy? What can a fig, plum or apple tree teach us about our history, our communities, and each other?"--Back cover.
Publisher: Toronto : ECW, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781770413535
Branch Call Number: 634.09173 M744F 2018
Characteristics: 222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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