A least toxic approach to raising food in urban gardens based on the authors' experiences in Berkeley, CA. Authors are both entomologists noted for organic least toxic pest control who specialized in gardening in small spaces with deep mulches made by composting and transplanting and methods for extending the season. Written with beginners in mind who have little time for gardening with many personal anecdotes. Illustrated with line drawings by Kathy Green. We cover the basics: soil structure and soil improvement, odorless composting, insect control, selecting vegetable varieties for small areas, pest free food scrap storage for composting, intensive interplanting, beekeeping, rooftop meat and greens, setting up community gardens, raising rabbits and chickens in congested places. Written almost 40 years ago the methods are still current and useful. Its a classic in the gardening literature by people who developed the methods.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: Rodale Press
  • ISBN-10: 0878570950
  • Dewey Decimal: 635
  • ECHO Library: 635. OLK