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Urban farming in the West

Robert M. Carriker

Urban farming in the West

a New Deal experiment in subsistence homesteads

by Robert M. Carriker

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Published by University of Arizona Press in Tucson .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRobert M. Carriker
Classifications
LC ClassificationsS441 C35 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24448894M
ISBN 109780816528202
LC Control Number2009044483
OCLC/WorldCa460061512


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