Curtis Stone, often known as the Urban Farmer, has developed a successful farming business model with very little land. He has created a book called The Urban Farmer, which focuses on teaching these successful growing methods.
The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else’s). Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimising risk and maximising profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.
Why we love it
We love this book because it is well-established as one of the leading books for farming profitably on a small-scale, and it is packed full of information! Curtis Stone’s work has a focus on growing for those who do not own their own land.
“Curtis Stone is at the forefront of a stirring revolution. Urban farming will change what local food means and I know of no other farmer that is as successful at it as he is. And the best part is his willingness to share what is a successful business model. If you’re interested in learning to profitably start a farm on a shoestring budget, Curtis Stone is the go to guy.” – Jean-Martin Fortier, Founder of The Market Gardener
“I have no hesitation in saying that The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone is one of the most important, and overdue, books on urban agriculture ever published. It is simultaneously deeply visionary and immensely practical, always a heady brew. It allows us to look at urban land in an entirely different way. If I were 18 again and given this book, it would put fire in my belly and set me on a career path that is cutting edge, deeply entrepreneurial and profoundly responsible. It deserves to be a best seller.” – Rob Hopkins, Founder of the Transition movement and author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff
More about the book can be found here.
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