Book Review: Food Not Lawns by H.C. Flores June 4, 2009Posted by Andreas in Book Reviews, Environment, Gardening, Sustainable Living, Urban Agriculture.
Here’s one of the books that have been inspirational to me in trying to get my own modest urban agriculture project going.
This book is full of practical ideas and projects, but as the subtitle suggests it’s much more than just a gardening book. H.C. Flores takes a holistic approach to growing organic produce in an urban setting while also addressing broader environmental and lifestyle issues and making practical suggestions about how to change your neighbourhood as well as your back yard.
While she can be a little bit preachy at times, her activist and anarchist background make her a particularly engaging author (to me at least ;-)). The title of the book is of course derived from Food Not Bombs with whom Flores was involved previously. There’s a growing number of Food Not Lawns chapters in the US and Canada.
A definite must for the urban agriculture activist!