05 Sep '11, 6am

Check out my review of 'SPIN Farming Basics', potential game-changer in terms of how we conceive the use of urban land:

Check out my review of 'SPIN Farming Basics', potential game-changer in terms of how we conceive the use of urban land:

just one of the books that SPIN produce . It isn’t a step-by-step growing guide, rather it is an overview book on how to run such an operation. I have no way of gauging whether their figures are accurate and how they might translate into the UK context. I’m also not sure what they do about slugs. There is also, I guess, a distant danger that should this really take off it might edge out more egalitarian forms of urban land use, such as allotments and community gardens. But even if they are only half right about their potential yields, it is still an impressive approach, and it calls for a powerful shift in focus for urban growers. In the wake of the recent riots in a number of English cities, I am struck by the potential of this approach to shift thinking about how to create viable social enterprises and a sense of purpose for young people. It has certainly got my brain ti...

Full article: http://transitionculture.org/2011/09/05/spin-farming-basi...

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