City gardens - or what is urban farming?
I keep this book in my hands when I want to be inspired by other urban farming projects around the world. What? Urban farming? The term describes gardening in the city and a young movement that inspires city dwellers to experience a new closeness to nature and our food.
Whether vegetable gardens high above the roofs or community gardens on urban wastelands: City Gardens introduces the new gardens and the people who look after them. The book makes you want to get your hands dirty - whether on your own balcony, in the community garden or when founding a green start-up. For me it shows the perfect mix of seeds and concrete... and thus the often still unexpected breeding ground for a greener, healthier and more sustainable life in the city.
Valery Rizzo is an American portrait, food and lifestyle photographer whose work explores urban agriculture. Her images have appeared in The New York Times Style Magazine, Yes! Magazine, Télérama, D La Repubblica and Der Spiegel appeared.