RURBANITE: Living in the Country without Leaving the City


RURBANITE: Living in the Country without Leaving the City

ALEX MITCHELL    Book Number: 87273    Product format: Paperback

A rurbanite is someone with a passion for the countryside but a reluctance to leave the city any time soon. As the world's urban populations grow, blocks of flats are built and single unit accommodation created, how do we transform our tarmac jungles into nature-friendly environments? Now there is a dynamic worldwide movement stretching from Brooklyn to Berlin. From planting tree pits and building bee hotels to reclaiming wasteland for community gardens and turning derelict spaces into wildlife meadows, Alex Mitchell inspires you to get creative and green in your environment. GROW shows you how to have an abundance of fruit and vegetables, all the more magical when living in a city or town, and how to attract wildlife and guerrilla garden public spaces. FIND reveals the hidden gems alive in your parks and verges from birds and insects to flowers and leaves for salads. KEEP shows you how to raise bees, chickens, ducks and quail. The book is filled with small scale projects for a weekend morning and practical advice and stories on bus stop landscapers, urban homesteaders and rooftop beekeepers. Become a top city clucker with your own Buff Orpington bantam and enjoy freshly laid eggs. Admire the opportunism of wild flowers in cities and forage for plants and berries like chickweed, crab apples, dandelions, goose grass and mahonia from which you can make a tasty syrup or eat the berries raw because they taste a little like blackberries. Or just make a small herb garden planter from a juice carton on your balcony. Packed with inspirational ideas and approximately 200 colour photos. 176pp, softback, 8" x 10".
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ISBN 9780857830722
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