Reviews of “City Farmer”
"Lorraine Johnson from Toronto reminisces about her childhood backyard food garden experiences and how they led to her lifelong need to cultivate at least some of her food herself, despite her urban locale. She deftly mingles her own well-thought-out arguments for doing so with those of other passionate and innovative urban gardeners throughout North America."
The American Gardener, Oct 1, 2011Read more about City Farmer >>
"This timely, well-written work offers an insightful and inspiring look at gaining control of one’s food and references other works that provide how-to knowledge and additional discussions of the current food movement. Although not a step-by-step planting guide, it contains sidebars full of helpful tips that may motivate black-thumbed gardeners to at least contemplate taking a trowel to dirt and begin a small garden of their own. Highly recommended."
Library Journal, Jan 14, 2011Read more about City Farmer >>
“If you are just breaking into the vegetable growing game, you...want to dig into Lorraine Johnson's friendly, smart handbook for the city farmer. Vancouverites, amidst their poultry regulation revolution, will find useful chapter nine: ‘What the Cluck? Backyard Chickens.’”
Tyee.ca, Jun 18, 2010Read more >>Read more about City Farmer >>
“[Lorraine Johnson] is an author who stays grounded about the potential of urban farming while writing a book that is filled with hope and humour...An extremely useful book, by virtue of its Canadian focus, it details the creativity and versatility of urban gardening throughout this country, which is often missed by...American writers...An excellent book for those familiar with growing food in the city or for the complete neophyte; City Farmer reminds the reader that the greatest strength of urban gardens is their creativity, inspiring you to new innovation at home and, perhaps, to guerrilla action in the street.”
Toronto Green Community Garden Blog, Jun 11, 2010Read more >>Read more about City Farmer >>
“Through personal anecdotes intermingled with practical how-to information, Johnson covers the broad strokes of the hyper-local food trends sweeping most North American cities...City Farmer plants the seeds of reimagining our cities as deliberate sources of sustenance.”
Canadian Geographic, Jun 1, 2010Read more >>Read more about City Farmer >>