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Urban Farming: the chicken farmers of Cupertino

Urban Farming: the chicken farmers of Cupertino

Jessica Xing

May 15, 2016


Filed under Urban Farming

Co-reported by Sandhya Kannan and Jessica Xing  [dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Samhitha Tarra doesn’t need an alarm clock when she has the clamorous squawking of her four chickens to wake her up at every sunrise. A year ago, it started with a backyard, a local farm and some impulsive buying to...

Urban Farming: How to make Succulent Decor

Urban Farming: How to make Succulent Decor

Stephanie Lam

May 9, 2016


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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hey look like cactuses — almost. They have that attractive green color, but instead of prickles, they’re smooth and blossom like a flower: meet the succulent. These tiny and unique plants are the perfect size for home decor. Growing succulents is a simple way to let out your...

Urban Farming: Sprouting into the future

Urban Farming: Sprouting into the future

Sebastian Zhang

May 4, 2016


Filed under Urban Farming

Photos by Sebastian Zhang Limes ripen under the sun. A drunken butterfly floats by with the wind. Shovels lie around in planter boxes, with plants in some, others empty. Weeds eat their way from the outskirts in. Slowly, relentlessly. But there is a greater force at play. When school’s out and the...