It’s another book giveaway here at The Good Human, and this time it’s for a copy of the book Urban Farming: Sustainable City Living in Your Backyard, in Your Community, and in the World. With obesity rates rocketing, concerns about the health implications of a diet composed of drive-through and processed convenience foods rising, and a growing awareness of the benefits of a greener lifestyle, it was perhaps inevitable that the people across the world would be seeking out ways to bring nature back into their lives at home.
This modern-day “back to the land” movement has spawned not a collection of hippy survivalists but rather evolved to inspire a nation of urban gardens, backyard chickens, found materials projects and recycled chic. The allure of combining city life and natural beauty has encouraged people from all walks of life to try their hand at some form of urban farming.
Brought to you by the editors of Urban Farm magazine, Urban Farming: Sustainable City Living in Your Backyard, in Your Community, and in the World is packed with easy-to-understand facts, illustrations, and step-by-step information. Not only does Urban Farming walk its readers through practical how to’s; it provides the background and context to understand how small changes in their lives yield benefits in their home, their community, and society as a whole. Is urban gardening something you are interested in? You should definitely enter to win a copy of this book! Here are the rules…
- The giveaway starts now and will be open until Friday, July 29, 2011 at 7am MST. No entries will be accepted after that.
- To enter, please leave a comment (with a valid email address, so I can contact you) here on this post with the following info:
- The urban area you live in
- What you would attempt to grow and why
- Where you would attempt to grow it. This could be on the balcony, the backyard, the front steps, etc.
- Emailed entries will not be counted — entry by comment on this post only.
- Only one entry per person. Period. Please don’t try to use different email addresses, etc, as the IP numbers will be checked.
- Entries must be from residents from the U.S., and book will be shipped via Media Mail
- One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received and notified via email after the giveaway ends
Simple, right? And if you don’t think that gardening in an urban setting is possible, check with my friend Mike over at Urban Organic Gardener. He has been growing his own organic food for years, first on a fire escape in Brooklyn and now on a balcony in Los Angeles. He would be the first one to tell you that urban gardening works, so if this is something you are interested in trying to do, enter to win the book or pick up a copy for yourself.