• Erin started homesteading by accident when she and her boyfriend moved to the Bay Area.
• They found a Craigslist ad offering cheap rent in exchange for feeding chickens, which turned out to be from Novella Carpenter, a celebrity urban homesteader.
• In this interview, Erin talks about her experience with urban farming, paying it forward, the future for San Francisco and the astrology of Bitcoin.
Erin’s Introduction to Urban Farming
Erin started homesteading kind of by accident when she and her boyfriend moved to the Bay Area about four and a half years ago. When looking for a place to live on Craigslist, they came across an ad offering cheap rent in exchange for feeding chickens—which turned out to be from Novella Carpenter, an urban homesteader who wrote “Farm City” in 2009. Despite their initial skepticism, they decided it was worth taking the risk and accepted the offer.
The Challenges & Advantages of Urban Farming
Urban farming has its own unique set of challenges that are different than traditional farming. For instance, access to land is limited since most people live in cities or suburbs where space is tight; soil quality can also be variable depending on the land; there may also be regulations or restrictions on how much you can do (like what you can grow). On the other hand, having access to more resources like technology and infrastructure can make some things easier—such as being able to access local markets more easily or having more options for composting material.
Paying It Forward
Erin has been using her experience with urban farming not only as a way to provide food for herself but also as a way of giving back by teaching others what she knows through TikTok videos and her podcast “Hell Money.” She wants people who have a desire to learn about sustainable living practices but don’t have access to land themselves or need guidance on how to get started with urban gardening.
The Future of San Francisco
When asked about what she sees happening in San Francisco over the next few years, Erin said that while there are definitely challenges ahead due to rising costs of living and gentrification issues, there is still hope as long as people continue advocating for affordable housing solutions and supporting small businesses owned by locals instead of big corporations moving in. She also believes that if we take care of our environment now — whether it’s through conserving energy or investing in renewable sources — we will all benefit from it down the road regardless of economic status or political affiliation.
The Astrology Of Bitcoin
Lastly, Erin shared her thoughts on Bitcoin’s astrology: that its potential lies not just in its financial implications but also in its power as an agent of change (especially since it isn’t beholden to any one country’s currency). For example, Bitcoin could serve as a tool for redistributing wealth from those who have too much money into those who need it most — something that has never before been possible without government intervention or taxation policies because money always had physical form before digital currencies came around.