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A REAL food challenge

Wow - we feel so inadequate in the shadow of Novella Carpenter.

Fresh off yet another 7vs7 food challenge, and with our eyes set on another food challenge, we were reminded just how hardcore Novella Carpenter is. 

You might remember Carpenter, the self-proclaimed renegade and urban squatter who visited Spokane in October as as part of National Co-op Month.  Well, this freelance journalist, blogger, urban farmer, gardener, horticulturist, student of “playing at self-sufficiency”, and published author is engaged in her own challenge - a 100-yard diet.


She attempted it once before in 2007 according to her blog, Ghost Town Farm, and now she's making another go of it.  She's chronicling the progress of her diet, which started on February 25th and ends March 11th.  Check it out.

Here's the rules, taken from her blog:

1. Food from the garden only. No Chinese take-out. This includes: rabbit, vegetables, Bebe’s ever-loving milk, cheese, and sorbet (maybe this won’t work to melt pounds). I am going over to Hank’s for dinner, so that’s my one exception.

2. Wild-foraged food okay. Includes ’shrooms, branches, nettles, and sea salt.

3. Pantry food okay that I’ve grown or picked myself: applesauce, tomatoes, pickles, olives.




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