The Urban Farm : Inspiration

Goats on Ghost Town Farm, and Urban Farm

When we move next, we might look for a place in the city. The need for urban farming seems to be growing. Check out this sweet video about an urban farmer from Oakland, CA.

Novella Carpenter started small, with some plants in an empty lot next to her house in Oakland. A couple of years later, she was tending to a full-blown farm, with goats, turkeys, ducks, pigs, and a robust garden. This video tackles questions of neighborliness (which is more offensive: police sirens or roosters crowing?), environmental poisons (raised beds are key), and the all-important slaughter question. The answer: Yes, she does (and yes, there is some bloody footage).

Check out Novella’s farm online.

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