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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.

Her roots are in Louisiana, where her grandmother and aunts instilled a love of gardening in her before age 6 and her family’s move to Omaha. She was always encouraged to read (another love) and better her life. She has an artistic flair and loves to learn.

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