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Urban farmer: 'There's another way to live'

November 8, 2010 |  9:05 am


David Kahn built Edendale Farm five years ago on a sloping half-acre smack in the middle of a swanky Silver Lake neighborhood. He wanted to show that a slower pace is possible, even in a metropolis like Los Angeles.

Kahn, who was born in Egypt, says he hopes the farm will teach people "there's another way to live."

Local residents were understandably skeptical when he started out. When he added chickens to the mix, one woman worried the entire block might catch avian flu. Five years later, the neighborhood has embraced the farm.

Read on.

Photo: David Kahn feeds his hens at Edendale Farm. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times