Designing Urban Agriculture: A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes

Designing Urban Agriculture: A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes

By: April Philips (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

APRIL PHILIPS, RLA, FASLA, is founder and principal of April Philips Design Works, an award-winning Bay Area firm that specializes in landscape architecture and urban ecology. Her notable projects include Union Square, Santana Row, Peet's Coffee and Tea Roasting Facility, 2001 Market Street, VF Outdoor Campus, and Oakland Memorial Park. Her recent work includes the incorporation of urban edibles and increasing habitat in the urban realm.


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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118073834
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781118073834
  • weight: 1136
  • ISBN10: 1118073835

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