urban farm

6:23pm

Mon September 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

A Conversation With Novella Carpenter

Author Novella Carpenter
http://ghosttownfarm.wordpress.com

Writer Novella Carpenter knows more than a little bit about urban gardening. She lives in West Oakland in a place called Ghost Town Farm where she is raising her daughter alongside chickens and pigs and goats. But her back-to-the-land lifestyle has a history. Her father lived -- and still lives -- off the grid, farming and foraging for his food. In her newest book, “Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild,” Carpenter searches for her father and untangles the idea of what it means to be a family.  KALW’s Holly Kernan talked with Carpenter about her urban farm, her father, and her journey to find her roots.

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1:38pm

Wed December 18, 2013

An urban farm collaborative grows in Albany

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Jean Tepperman
The campaign to turn Albany's Gill Tract into a community farm took a hit when the city's Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go-ahead last week to building a Sprouts grocery store, a second retail building, and a senior assisted-living facility on the southern part of the UC Berkeley-owned site.