So it might be obvious that I have discovered Chow.com “obsessive” videos. These are little 10 minute video stories about food related projects. I love this one about Ghost Town Farm in West Oakland. I met Novella a few years ago when her partner was working on getting a bio-diesel station going.
Now Novella runs a farm in an old lot by her house in west Oakland. Here is little bit about her and her projects.
As for the urban farmer in me, I’ve been cultivating the city for over ten years now, and my neighbors still think I’m crazy. It all started with a few chickens, then some bees, until I had a full-blown farm near downtown Oakland. My memoir about this farm was publishing by the Penguin Press June 11, 2009, and is available at most bookstores. If it’s not at your favorite shop–just ask them to order a few copies.
Chow.com Obsessive video: