Welcome to the Agrihood
Barnes & Noble
Release Date: April 28, 2020
Published by: Housing 2020 Publishing
"DeSimone leads the charge on bringing the agrihood to you. For the sustainability-seeking, fresh produce, home-grown gardeners, or for anyone who loves food (so everyone), this book is groundbreaking. Literally.” --Ali Hurley, Triangle Gardener
Winner of two national book awards, Welcome to the Agrihood has something for everyone--new homebuyers, city-dwellers, and home gardeners.
LIVE in an agrihood, an eco-friendly, healthy-lifestyle community centered around a professionally managed farm. This book takes you through a virtual tour of agrihoods—known for beautiful, sustainably built homes with endless amenities such as charter K-12 schools, clubhouses, fitness centers, boating, golf, horseback riding, swimming, walking, hiking, and biking trails.
GROW your own organic food with helpful tips, planting guides, and valuable resources. Learn about organic certification, food safety, bees, biodiversity, composting, how far food travels, and how shopping locally reduces your carbon footprint.
SHOP from the “farmer you know,” and learn the story behind your food. This book describes options for buying fresh, sustainably sourced food from on-farm markets, food hubs, and community-supported agriculture (CSA) season-long farm share programs.
• The Local Food Sensation
• Say Hello to Your Farmer
• Urban Agriculture
• Backyard Farming
• Community-Supported Agriculture (CSAs)
• On-Farm Stores
• Food Hubs
National resource directory includes descriptions of agrihoods, and over 2,200 farms where you can shop for fresh, sustainably grown food.
Living Now Evergreen Book Award
Pinnacle Book Award
Media Book Reviews
"Anna DeSimone's Welcome to the Agrihood offers a starting point for anyone who's ever stared at a carrot in the supermarket and wondered about the story behind it."