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Omaha: Urban farming just one passion for woman who’s perpetually learning

Calandra Cooper is an urban farmer.

Text Marjie Ducey
Photography Sarah Hoffman
Inspired Living in Omaha
March 4, 2018

Cooper and her husband, Samuel, own 19 parcels of land, mostly in north Omaha and Florence. She maintains a coop with 15 chickens on one tract and beehives on another.

She’s registered with the USDA as an urban farmer, and on her 1 1/2-acre plot in Florence she grows everything from pumpkins to mushrooms. This spring, she’ll grow indigo and woad and other plants for her natural fabric dyeing classes for MCC in the Makers District in north downtown Omaha.

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Missouri: Urban Agriculture — Best Practices and Possibilities

Report developed for the Urban Sustainability Directors in the cities of Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, through the financial assistance of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network

By Mary K. Hendrickson and Mark Porth
Division of Applied Social Sciences
Univ of Missouri Extension
June 2012

At the request of the cities of Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis, we seek to provide research-based guidance that can help these cities to realize the potential of regional food systems as an entrepreneurial strategy for urban economic development, paying special attention to urban agriculture. In particular, these cities were interested in seeing how regional food systems can be developed to bring together the interests of municipalities, advocates and practitioners.

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