Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Taking urban farming to the next level

Taking urban farming to the next level
Urban farmer Novella Carpenter experiments with raising farm animals such as pigs, turkeys, geese and rabbits within the Oakland city limits.
By Twilight Greenaway, Culinate
Oct 19, 2009 Link to full article below

Most urban farmers confine their agricultural efforts to vegetables, fruit, and the occasional egg-laying chicken. But on her small plot in Oakland, California, Novella Carpenter has raised bees, goats, rabbits, geese, and turkey, among other fauna.

A graduate of the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she studied with Michael Pollan, Carpenter now writes about urban farming and sustainable-food production for various publications, including her blog, Ghost Town Farm. Her memoir, Farm City, came out this summer from Penguin Press.

Twilight Greenaway: Why did you want to start a farm in the city, rather than moving to a rural area?

To read the full article: http://www.eartheasy.com/blog/2009/10/taking-urban-farming-to-the-next-level/

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