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Northwest Missouri Family Takes On Urban Farming


Start with a chicken coop. Video report here.

“People think it’s sort of hippie-like, but it’s not. I drive an SUV and I wear deodorant”

By: Melinda Barrett
ST Joe Channel
Updated: December 11, 2012

Excerpt:

“We’re going to have about eight to ten chickens,” said Dustin Piper, King City.

It started as an FFA project for Dustin’s school.

But now, the family is taking it a step further and working towards a new initiative, urban farming.

It’s a growing trend that makes growing your own food possible while living in town.

“It just shows that you don’t have to be on a farm, you can do it pretty much anywhere,” said Dustin.

“It’s sort of like this romantic thing going on now where people want to know where their food is coming from,” said Jessica Piper, King City.

Complete story here.