I’m a city boy through and through. That means that there are a lot of things I never experienced growin up. One of the things I have found most rewarding about being a curious person and wanting to learn what drives people to do what they do is the ability to get to know those people on a deeper level. Also, it’s intereting to find out who inspires them. A few weekends ago, I was asked to interview Annette Cottrell, co-author of The Urban Farm Handbook and creator of the blog Sustainable Eats.

I had no idea what to expect when I said yes, but I’m glad I did. Annette no longer lives in an urban setting, but her new country gardens/farm was beautiful. She has ducks, chickens, goats, rabbits, tons of vegetables, and other edibles on what almost seems like a retreat center. Before I knew it, this city boy was hanging out with goats, eating snap peas from the vine, being circled by turkeys, and recording an interesting conversation with Cottrell herself. Find out how Cottrell became interested in urban farming in the first place and what role you can play in food justice and your health in this interview.