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Get That Life: How I Became an Urban Farmer and Artist


More than 80 years ago, Virginia Woolf insisted every woman needed "a room of one's own" to do her creative work. If you ask Detroit artist Kate Daughdrill, though, a whole farm is better. Daughdrill is an artist, teacher, speaker, and urban farmer who plants her crops in the middle of Detroit. She grows most of her own food on a multi-lot farm she cultivates with her neighbors, and she incorporates sustainable living and farming into her works. Daughdrill spoke with Cosmopolitan.com about surviving as a well-fed if underpaid artist, digging into the roots of your fears, and what it really means to live well.

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