THE URBAN FARMER

 Justin Calverley ABC Books

The go-to guide for anyone who dreams of living the country life in the city. Producing our own fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs and honey is perfectly possible in a suburban space, and this practical guide will help urban dwellers develop a more sustainable existence. Justin advocates observing and following nature’s cycles & patterns as the best way to a sustainable & productive garden. As well as growing fruit and veg, The Urban Farmer explains how to take up bee-keeping, chook care, propagation, maintaining your plot and preserving your patch’s bounty. Justin Calverley, a horticultural expert with more than 20 years’ experience, teaches a popular course, The Complete Urban Farmer, at CERES in Melbourne. Ten years of Justin’s popular 3RRR radio show ‘Dirty Deeds’ is available as a podcast. CERES Environment Park is an award-winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre and urban farm on 4.5 ha of reclaimed industrial land in Brunswick East, Melbourne.