Before college classes got the better of me and my free time, I read several books about urban farming, eating local, etc. The Education of an Urban Farmer, by Novella Carpenter, was a fascinating find. Raising a garden on a vacant lot, slaughtering turkeys for her own Thanksgiving feast, and feeding pigs from the dumpsters of organic restaurants in West Oakland, California, was a little far out for the type of urban farming we do in our own home, but there remains a kinship between all types of urban farmers in the struggles and emotional desires that come with raising your own food. Below is a video interview with Novella.
**WARNING** Some aspects of this video contain graphic images of animal slaughter and butchering. If you're not comfortable, don't watch.
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