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Author Moncrieff, Helena, author.

Title The Fruitful city : the enduring power of the urban food forest / Helena Moncrieff.

Publication Info. Toronto : ECW, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  634.0971 MON    DUE 05-17-22
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Description 222 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-219).
Summary "Farmers' markets and local eating might have revolutionized the way we look at food, but many of us can't identify the fruit trees in our yards or declare a berry safe to eat. Those plants, and the people who planted them. are often forgotten. In The Fruitful City, Helena Moncrieff investigates the origins of these living heirlooms, their decline into raccoon fodder, and the urban harvest renaissance that is putting rescued fruit to good use. As she travels across Canada, slipping into backyards, visiting community orchards and taking in canning competitions, Moncrieff asks, Can city-grown fruit address hunger, waste, and food illiteracy? What can a fig, plum or apple tree teach us about our history, our communities, and each other?"--Back cover.
Subject Fruit trees -- Canada.
Fruit trees -- Canada -- History.
Fruit-culture -- Canada.
Orchards -- Canada.
Urban gardening -- Canada.
Gleaning -- Canada.
Food supply -- Canada.
Food relief -- Canada.
Local foods -- Canada.
Food habits -- Canada.
Human ecology.
ISBN 9781770413535
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