There are all sorts of levels of urban homesteading. We'd argue that if you grow your own tomatoes and can the extras for winter, you're a bit of a homesteader. But then there are the more dedicated/extreme homesteaders—take Novella Carpenter for instance ...
Novella Carpenter—who is profiled in this month's edition of Popular Mechanics—lives in Oakland, Ca, in a neighborhood called Ghost Town.
There she "grows broccoli and lettuce right next to fig trees and passion fruit vines. Included in her annual crop: 1095 eggs, 200 pounds of tomatoes, 16 quarts of honey, 40 rabbits and 210 quarts of goat's milk."
We were totally fascinated by Carpenter's story (she delivered a baby goat during the interview) and the fact that she's chosen Oakland, Ca as the home for her farm.
Read about Carpenter and other homesteaders here.
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