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The urban farm handbook : city-slicker resources for growing, raising, sourcing, trading, and preparing what you eat by Annette Cottrell, 2011

Reviewed by: Brian Thompson
Review date: 2013-01-01

book The Urban Farm Handbook is a blending of deeply personal accounts by two urban (Seattle) families seeking ways of becoming self-reliant in producing and preparing food. By sharing both the triumphs and failures (including persuading significant others), Annette Cottrell and Joshua McNichols present a lot of options for choosing your own path to provide food for yourself and loved ones. Recipes are scattered throughout, and many of those contain meat. Dealing with the angst of slaughtering various animals to supply that meat is a significant theme of the book, but here, too, the authors give you many options for finding your own comfort level.

Excerpted from the Winter 2013 Arboretum Bulletin.

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