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October/November 2009: Sharifa's Report

October/November 2009: Sharifa’s Report

In my internship class the professor asked who wanted to do an environmental internship with Sustainable Flatbush and my hand shot up. After reading Sustainable Flatbush’s initiatives and looking through the vibrant website, I knew wanted to try to get an internship with this organization. So that night I went home and the first thing […]

Urban Farmer Novella Carpenter reads at Vox Pop

Tales of Squatting, Dumpster Diving, and other Urban Farming Pursuits: A Night with Novella Carpenter Novella Carpenter raises pigs, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, and goats on squatted land in downtown Oakland. Her hilarious memoir, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, tells the real story of what it takes to grow your own food in […]