A writer, photographer, and urban gardener, I decided in early 2010 that I wanted to start a blog about my experiences growing, cooking, and eating “real” food.
With a background in journalism (though I defected and am currently working as marketing coordinator for a youth hostel organization), I wanted to use that blog as a vehicle for meaningful, useful stories inspired by things and people outside of my own garden.
After months of brainstorming, designing, and coordinating with my tech master (aka Dad), I present to you: Urbivore.
My goal with Urbivore is to encourage and support local and hyper-local food production and healthy consumption of that food.
By doing so, I hope to increase sustainability and improve the lives of individuals and the community.
More about me
In the fall of 2009, I left my job as a newspaper reporter in Maine to move — on a whim — to Oakland, California. I have a BA in English, and post-college I’ve worked as a reporter, freelance writer, wedding photographer, yearbook sports photographer, and in marketing & communications.
Here in Oakland, in addition to gardening, I’ve been collecting 1950s and 60s furniture, checking out local hiking spots, enjoying rooftop views of Lake Merritt and downtown Oakland (before buying my first home in East Oakland), planning my next international backpacking trip, and figuring out how to navigate my life in a new town.
Looking for something in particular? Have an urban or suburban garden I could feature? Know an interesting farmer or gardener I might interview? Have a great recipe? Photo? Idea? Let me know in the comment section below!