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Designing Urban Agriculture

A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes
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April Philips
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A comprehensive overview of edible landscapes--completewith more than 300 full-color photos and illustrations
Designing Urban Agriculture is about the intersection ofecology, design, and community. Showcasing projects and designersfrom around the world who are forging new paths to the sustainablecity through urban agriculture landscapes, it creates a dialogue onthe ways to invite food back into the city and pave a path tohealthier communities and environments.

This full-color guide begins with a foundation of ecologicalprinciples and the idea that the food shed is part of a city'surban systems network. It outlines a design process based onsystems thinking and developed for a lifecycle orregenerative-based approach. It also presents strategies, tools,and guidelines that enable informed decisions on planning,designing, budgeting, constructing, maintaining, marketing, andincreasing the sustainability of this re-invented cityscape. Casestudies demonstrate the environmental, economic, and social valueof these landscapes and reveal paths to a greener and healthierurban environment.

This unique and indispensable guide:
* Details how to plan, design, fund, construct, and leverage thesustainability aspects of the edible landscape typology
* Covers over a dozen typologies including community gardens,urban farms, edible estates, green roofs and vertical walls, edibleschool yards, seed to table, food landscapes within parks, plazas,streetscapes and green infrastructure systems and more
* Explains how to design regenerative edible landscapes thatbenefit both community and ecology and explores the connectionsbetween food, policy, and planning that promote viable food shedsystems for more resilient communities
* Examines the integration of management, maintenance, andoperations issues
* Reveals how to create a business model enterprise thataddresses a lifecycle approach
Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Food Cities: Ecology + Urban Agriculture 1

Lafayette Greens, Detroit 1

Bar Agricole, San Francisco 10

City Slicker Farms, Oakland 13

Viet Village, New Orleans 29

Big City Farms, Baltimore 38

Chapter 2 Planning Strategies for Urban Food Systems 41

Prairie Crossing, Grayslake 41

River Falls Eco Village, River Falls 51

Verge Sidewalk Garden, Charlottesville 75

Scent of Orange, Chongqing 80

Chapter 3 Vision, Synthesis, and Form 87

Villa Augustus, Dordrecht 87

Miller Creek Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen, San Rafael 104

2001 Market Street, San Francisco 109

Gary Comer Youth Center, Chicago 117

Chapter 4 Systems Integration and Connections 133

Medlock Ames Wine Tasting Room, Healdsburg 133

Our School at Blair Grocery, New Orleans 144

Incredible Edible House, prototype 156

Science Barge, Yonkers, New York 167

Banyan Street Manor, Honolulu 177

Chapter 5 Lifecycle Operations 181

Die Plantage, Munich 181

MUSC Urban Fram, Charleston 191

Riverpark Farm, Manhattan 202

VF Outdoors Campus, Alameda 209

Sacred Heart Organic Garden, Atherton 218

Slow Food Nation Victory Garden, San Francisco 224

Chapter 6 Outreach and Community 227

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta 227

Urban Food Jungle, prototype 235

Expo 2015, Milan 239

Alemany Farms, San Francisco 250

P-Patch Gardens, Seattle 253

Glide Church, San Francisco 259

Gotham Greens, Brooklyn 261

Bibliography 267

Image credits 271

Index 273
This full-color guide offers a complete overview of edible landscapes from the planning, designing, and funding to the management and maintenance of these communal spaces and ecodestinations. Featuring case studies of innovative projects, it offers complete coverage of a dozen typologies including community gardens, CSA farms, edible estates, edible roof gardens, guerilla gardens, vertical wall gardens, and farm-to-table gardens, among others.

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