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Backyard Homesteads: Honey, I Shrunk the Farm

Photography by Lori Eanes | Captions by Della Watson

Esperanza Pallana's grandparents, Mexican immigrants with a strong connection to the earth, were her inspiration to become an urban farmer: "I want a deeper connection to my own culture and to my food source," she says. She raises chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and bees. A meat-eater who is uncomfortable with the inhumane conditions on factory farms, Pallana chooses to raise and slaughter her own animals.

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