Available now all over the world, In most books stores, shops, museums, online booksellers and directly from gestalten, in English, German and French editions.
My book in collaboration with gestalten, written by journalist Mónica R Goya + Guest Essayists: the book presents an informative and inspiring overview on the contemporary practice of urban agriculture around the world. From a scholar that quit academia to fight to save Mexico City’s chinampas to a passionate activist tackling food insecurity by teaching urban farming skills in Nairobi, included are a mix of in-depth case studies, profiles on leaders in urban agriculture, special features, guest essays by experts in the field, a glossary, and step-by-step activities in case you are inspired to get involved yourself.
Starting with my work and interest in photographing urban agriculture globally, I am forever grateful to the editors at gestalten, Robert Klanten and Andrea Servert, who gave me the chance to co-edit and collaborate on this book with them from that work, along with with the contributions of so many talented people and written by journalist Mónica R Goya.
Edited by Robert Klanten and Andrea Servert
Co-edited by Valery Rizzo
Written by Mónica R Goya
Essays by Annie Novak, Chris Bolden-Newsome, Nic Dowse and Manu Buffara
Photography by Valery Rizzo along with the work of Giovanni Del Brenna, Naima Green, Yoni Nimrod and other agricultural photographers
Illustrations by Gino Bud Hoiting
Editorial Management by Anna Diekmann
Photo Editor: Valentina Marinai
Thank you to all the farmers, growers, activists, food justice advocates, chefs, educators, beekeepers and all the others who made the time and wanted to be a part of this book. I hope it will be enjoyed.
With everything that has happened and is still happening in the world today, I’m so grateful to have had this project to work on during a very difficult year, it reminded me of the value of both life and farming.
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