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Locavore gardening in Oakland
Photo by Mark Richards

Oakland: Urban farming

San Francisco’s scruffy neighbor to the east quietly cultivated a food revolution with urban farming, DIY classes, meat CSAs, and a foraging movement to take full advantage of all that backyard fruit.

Local hero Novella Carpenter (pictured) has her Ghost Town Farm, and residents fill classes in beekeeping and backyard chicken-keeping with the Institute of Urban Homesteading.


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