Brown, Sally

Sowing Seeds in the City

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Table of contents

1. Ecosystem Services from Urban Agriculture in the City of the Future
Corinne Cooley, Isaac Emery

Part I. Soil and Water Resources

2. Soil Formation and Nutrient Cycling
Craig Cogger, Sally Brown

3. A Guide to Types of Non Potable Water and the Potential for Reuse in Urban Systems
Sally Brown

4. Graywater Reuse for Irrigation: Benefits and Potential Hazards
Ian Pepper

5. Planting Abundance: Alternative Water Sources for Urban Farms
Brad Lancaster

Part II. Ecosystem Services – Waste Treatment

6. The Role of Organic Residuals in Urban Agriculture
Sally Brown, Nora Goldstein

7. Municipal Food Waste Management Options: Climate and Economic Impacts
David Parry

8. Food Waste Composting in Seattle: The Political Perspective
Alexis Schulman

9. Cedar Grove Compost: Developing a Combined Food-Yard Waste Centralized Composting Program
Denise Bartlett

Part III. Ecosystem Services – Climate Regulation

10. Soils and Climate Change
Sally Brown

11. Soil Carbon Sequestration and Organic Wastes
Andrew Trlica

12. Lettuce to Reduce Greenhouse Gases: A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Conventional and Community Agriculture
Isaac Emery, Sally Brown

Part IV. Ecosystem Services – Habitat

13. Basics of Microbial Ecology and Function in Urban Agriculture
Karl A. Wyant

14. Urban Microbiomes and Urban Agriculture: What Are the Connections and Why Should We Care?
Gary M. King

15. Wild Bees in Cultivated City Gardens
J. Scott MacIvor

16. Urban Agriculture as Habitat for Birds
Amanda D. Rodewald

17. Improving the Suitability of Urban Farms for Wildlife
Zoe A. Marzluff, John M. Marzluff

Part V. Ecosystem Services – Food Production

18. How Much Can You Grow? Quantifying Yield in a Community Garden Plot – One Family’s Experience
Michael McGoodwin, Rebecca McGoodwin, Wendy McGoodwin

19. Applying Permaculture in Alaska: The Williams Street Farmhouse
Saskia Esslinger

20. Seed Libraries
Melissa Desa

21. Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) and Aquaponics for Urban Food Production, with a Pictorial Guide to Aquaponics
Miles Medina, Krish Jayachandran, Mahadev Bhat, David Specca

Part VI. Integration into Municipal Infrastructure – Location Options

22. Community Garden Basics
Kristen McIvor

23. Up on the Roof: Considerations for Food Production on Rooftops
Leigh Whittinghill, Olyssa Starry

24. Brownfields as Sites for Urban Farms
Ann Carroll

25. Curbside Gardens
Craig Cogger, Sally Brown

Part VII. Integration into Municipal Infrastructure – Zoning and Legal Considerations

26. A Case Study: Zoning and Urban Agriculture in Michigan
Megan Masson-Minock

27. A Case Study: Urban Agriculture in Portland, Oregon 2002–2012
Molly M. Hatfield, Steve Cohen

28. A Case Study: Legalizing Commercial Agriculture in Boston – A Logical Step Towards Integrating Farming into Urban Life
Michele Kaufman, John Read

Keywords: Life Sciences, Agriculture, Urban Ecology, Sustainable Development

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Natural Sciences
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