One of the things I love about the whole backyard farming / homesteading community is the variety of personalities that you find. I am part of a wonderful forum of backyard farmers on Facebook. Right there I’ve seen the beautiful microcosm in this community from us stay-at-home moms to hippies to tattoo artists. It is this lovely, kooky, community…
Among the lovely and kooky in this broad community is Novella Carpenter.
If you are, or thinking about becoming, an “urban farmer” then you’ve heard the name Novella Carpenter. She is quite a character. A child of back-to-the-land hippies she grew up around those raising food their own food. She’s been farming in the city since 1998 and now farms in the inner city of Oakland, CA.
Her books Farm City and The Essential Urban Farmer are a wealth of information specifically for those farming and homesteading in a city environment with limited space. I highly recommend you pick them up.
But today I wanted to share a video I stumbled upon because I think she shares some valuable and interesting thoughts and advice for us that choose this odd and wonderful way of life. Enjoy!