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Backyard Bounty

Backyard Bounty, Creating a Local Food System

Member Price: $26
RRP: $34
Member Discount: $8

In this my second book, I embark on a mission to try and live off our suburban property for 4 months, bringing my family kicking and screaming for the ride! These pages contain my triumphs and trials and contain instruction on keeping urban goats, Japanese quail, urban bees, meat rabbits, fruit trees, guerrilla gardening, and of course veges. I also examine NZ and overseas communities who are changing the way we urban people source food.

The book contains coloured photos and many recipes and handy tips for the aspiring urban farmer.

Product Description

It is one thing for an established farmer to live off his land, quite another for a city-dwelling mum of three lively sons to shun the supermarket. But holding grave concerns about chemical use and ethical issues surrounding modern food production, Landscape Architect Janet Luke did just that-attempting to feed herself and her family from her average sized central garden in Havelock North, New Zealand.

Attempting to barter for produce she was unable to grow, Janet took over every available space she owned-and some she didn’t – planting fruit trees and vegetables, and tending goats, chickens, quail and rabbits.

In this, her second book , Janet takes readers on her self-sufficiency journey, outlining the trails and triumphs-and providing instruction and valuable insight as she draws closer to her community and strengthens her commitment to severing ties with commercial food providers wherever possible. She examines communities both local and abroad changing the way they source food. and the process compelling questions to all of us about sustainability, or lack thereof, of our convenience-orientated attitude to food.

Additional Information

Weight .3 kg
Dimensions 20 x 14 x 1 cm
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1 review for Backyard Bounty, Creating a Local Food System

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have just finished reading this wonderful book and have been inspired to become a member, just done and purchace your first book. Cant wait.

    • 0 out of 5


      Thank you so much for the review Kim, it is great to hear you enjoyed the read !

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