Donate
Menu

Tag: Novella Carpenter

Oakland Reevaluating Urban Farming Rules

July 25, 2011 | 11:57 am

Oakland Reevaluating Urban Farming Rules

Posted by

Oakland is taking another look at its urban agriculture rules. The clash between Oakland’s regulations, which were written in 1965, and the current popularity of urban homesteading came to a head in March when urban farmer and author Novella Carpenter was threatened with a fine. The city has already made some changes; it’s now legal […]

Continue Reading

Update on Urban Agriculture Laws in Oakland

April 4, 2011 | 4:23 pm

Update on Urban Agriculture Laws in Oakland

Posted by

Last week, we posted about Oakland cracking down on urban farmer and writer Novella Carpenter. Well, Carpenter has posted an update on her blog Ghost Town Farm. She says after the uproar over her story in the SF Chronicle, an Oakland planning official paid her a visit and cleared up the finer points of where […]

Continue Reading

March 30, 2011 | 2:33 pm

City of Oakland Fines Urban Homesteading Author Novella Carpenter

Posted by

Homesteader Novella Carpenter, author of the book “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer,” says she will not sell produce from her “Pop-Up Farmstand” as planned because she was threatened with a fine by an Oakland city worker. Yesterday, Carpenter reported on her blog Ghost Town Farm that she was visited by someone from […]

Continue Reading