Novella Carpenter started small, with some plants in an empty lot next to her house in Oakland. A couple of years later, she was tending to a full-blown farm, with goats, turkeys, ducks, pigs, and a robust garden. This video tackles questions of neighborliness (which is more offensive: police sirens or roosters crowing?), environmental poisons (raised beds are key), and the all-important slaughter question. The answer: Yes, she does (and yes, there is some bloody footage).
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the 1/3 acre Urban Free Farm in San Francisco. In this episode, you will learn more about the Free Farm that is located in the heart of San Francisco that has grown and distributed over 3,000 pounds of food for free. After watching this episode, you will learn more about the history of the free farm, as well as what they are growing and how they are growing various fruits and vegetables. One of the vegetables include, Yacon, which is a delicious tuberous crop that has almost perfect growing conditions in San Francisco.
The GreenDesert.org is dedicated to sustainable living in the city by using simple techniques that lessen the footprint on the environment. The goal is to encourage, inspire and inform people about the benefits of a simpler, less materialistic lifestyle, and to teach the importance of protecting our natural environment. If we can make the desert green, we can be green anywhere.