Eat Up: New Book for Grid Contributor Lauren Mandel

Eat Up: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture

Grid contributor (and Grid Alive guest), blogger, landscape architect and rooftop agriculture expert Lauren Mandel will be launching her new book today. Billed as the first full length book on rooftop agriculture, Eat Up: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture, from New Society Publishers, doesn't officially come out until next month, but Lauren will be celebrating with a book launch event from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, April 25, at Good Karma Cafe, 928 Pine St. Good Karma Cafe is also hosting an exhibit of Laurens photography, through June 30, 2013.

Lauren describes the book as "a practitioner’s view of how to turn dreams of rooftop farms and gardens into actual spaces that feed people.  The book provides useful insider information geared toward three scales of production:  rooftop gardens, rooftop farms, and the rooftop agriculture industry."

New Society Publishers, a carbon-neutral publishing house in British Columbia, is releasing Eat Up in Canada and the U.S. For more on the book, visit Lauren's blog,