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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Books (1 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857830724
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857830722
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 1.2 x 25.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A how-to manual for those wanting to have their own bit of urban country, it covers all aspects of the rurbanite lifestyle'Grazia

'An accessible guide to why, how and what you can do in order to live a more self-sufficient country-style life in an urban environment, be it with pots, balconies, yards, allotments or even community gardens. Find out how to add a green roof to your garden shed, keep bees and chickens, and which plants to grow to encourage urban wildlife to visit your outdoor space.' Homes & Gardens

'Filled with practical advice, projects and inspiring stories from bus stop landscapers, urban homesteaders and rooftop beekeepers from all over the world, The Rurbanite, by Alex Mitchell illustrates how our cityscapes are being transformed and shows you how enjoyable and simple it is to turn your back garden into an urban homestead, plant to encourage wildlife and learn to identify the wild flowers growing out of cracks in the pavement.'Choice Magazine

'This is a wonderful book for space-starved urban dwellers who still yearn to connect with nature, have a go at growing fruit and veg and delve further into rural pursuits such as bee-keeping, jam making and bird watching.' --Naomi Schillinger, Garden Answers

About the Author

Alex Mitchell is a writer and gardener who has grown her own fruit, salad, herbs and vegetables for years. She studied at the Chelsea Physic Garden and for the past five years her columns in The Sunday Telegraph have entertained readers with her experiences of turning her garden into an edible Eden. Alex lives and gardens in Greenwich, South-East London, with her partner and two young sons.


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I was given this book as a present and i love it! In fact i think quite a few people will be getting this from me this year! It's perfect for an ex country girl like me who is marooned in London but dreaming of a more rural life and I'm using it as a manual for turning my urban garden into a rurbanite paradise - I've even bought some hens! Lots of interesting info on community gardening as well and i really like the way it's broken down into projects that you can achieve in a weekend or around a busy life.
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This author is such an enjoyable writer - it all flows so naturally without being patronising or highbrow or any of those things that usually irritate so much in a reference book. It says what it has to say in chatty informative bites, and is all one needs on the greenhouse bookshelf.
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Fascinating book about using spare spaces anywhere to grow things. Lots of the ideas could be used in any garden large or small. So interesting I also gave a copy to my sister!
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This book is full of wonderful tips for gardening in small areas.Bought it for my Daughter who lives in a flat.
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