The Fruitful City

by Helena Moncrieff
The Fruitful City
  • ISBN-13: 9781773051529
  • Author(s): Helena Moncrieff
  • Subject: Gardening
  • Publisher: Ecw Press
  • Imprint: Ecw Press Digital
  • Publication Date: 03-04-2018
  • Format: Electronic book text

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<p><strong>Examining the roots and fruits of the urban foodscape</strong></p> <p>Our cities are places of food polarities &mdash; food deserts and farmers&rsquo; markets, hunger and food waste, fast food delivery and urban gardening. While locavores and preserving pros abound, many of us can&rsquo;t identify the fruit trees in our yards or declare a berry safe to eat. Those plants &mdash; and the people who planted them &mdash; are often forgotten.</p> <p>In&nbsp;<em>The Fruitful City</em>, Helena Moncrieff examines our relationship with food through the fruit trees that dot city streets and yards. She tracks the origins of these living heirlooms and questions how they went from being subsistence staples to raccoon fodder. But in some cities, previously forgotten fruit is now in high demand, and Moncrieff investigates the surge of non-profit urban harvest organizations that try to prevent that food from rotting on concrete and meets the people putting rescued fruit to good use.</p> <p
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<p><strong>Examining the roots and fruits of the urban foodscape</strong></p> <p>Our cities are places of food polarities &mdash; food deserts and farmers&rsquo; markets, hunger and food waste, fast food delivery and urban gardening. While locavores and preserving pros abound, many of us can&rsquo;t identify the fruit trees in our yards or declare a berry safe to eat. Those plants &mdash; and the people who planted them &mdash; are often forgotten.</p> <p>In&nbsp;<em>The Fruitful City</em>, Helena Moncrieff examines our relationship with food through the fruit trees that dot city streets and yards. She tracks the origins of these living heirlooms and questions how they went from being subsistence staples to raccoon fodder. But in some cities, previously forgotten fruit is now in high demand, and Moncrieff investigates the surge of non-profit urban harvest organizations that try to prevent that food from rotting on concrete and meets the people putting rescued fruit to good use.</p> <p

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