Public Produce (Paperback)
The New Urban Agriculture
Island Press, 9781597265881, 177pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
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Praise For Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture…
“A thought-provoking work about the food-producing potential of urban public space, and a worthwhile read for everyone who does food policy work.”
“Nordahl is a visionary who shows how easily cities could promote urban agriculture to the great benefit of all concerned. This book is at the cutting edge of today’s food revolution. Read it and get your city council to sign up!”
-Marion Nestle, professor of
“What Darrin Nordahl envisions in this lively book is nothing short of a revolutionary way of seeing cities, a kind of edible urbanism. This is a book that will likely shape the urban agenda for years to come.”
"Public Produce is a wonderful primer for students, planners, designers, and activists for food security and urban produce. Nordahl's personal and down-to-earth style will educate and inspire the average citizen interested in food policy or urban design, and his expertise in urban issues will give clarity to professional planners and designers on this complex subject."
"Darrin Nordahl, director of Iowa's Davenport Design Center, has written a paean to urban agriculture in Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture. Nordahl is an advocate of "fresh produce grown on public land, and thus available to all members of the public-for gathering or gleaning, for purchase or trade." Nordahl deals effectively with issues such as food literacy, maintenance, and aesthetics."
“This vital book shows how growing food on public land can transform our civic landscape, sprouting the seeds of biodiversity, sustainability, and community.”