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Dishing the Dirt: The Plant It Yourself Movement Is Growing Like a Weed

When it comes to urban farming, everyone has their limits. Margo True, food editor of Sunset magazine in Menlo Park, drew the line at a cow. “We found out we could legally keep our Jersey, named Holly, which we use for milk,” says True, the main author of One Block Feast: An Adventure From Yard to Table (Ten Speed Press), a cookbook that recounts the magazine staff’s attempt to make, grow, and raise everything—from bees to butternut squash—needed to make a series of seasonal dinners. “But it takes impregnating the cow, and well, we just didn’t feel we were up to it.” Now Holly lives on a farm nearby.

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