- 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)
The Rurbanite: Living in the Country without Leaving the City Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Mar 2013
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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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Lovely book, lovely book, I repeat, lovely book but I don't like the bits about animals (ducks and other dumb birds) being treated like plants and 'kept' and wings clipped. Read morePublished 10 months ago by O. T.
I am so pleased I bought this book - lots of clearly laid out projects to get the whole family interested growing some of our own food as well as encouraging wildlife into the... Read morePublished on 20 Mar. 2013 by MISS MONICA K PATEL