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Josh O'Conner
Attends Western Carolina University
Lives in Asheville, NC
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The Emotions of Urban Farming
I started on this whole journey of cramming agriculture into the context of cities after becoming involved with a policy effort to allow backyard chickens in Asheville.  I was fortunate enough to be in an urban planning program at the time and was able to l...
I started on this whole journey of cramming agriculture into the context of cities after becoming involved with a policy effort to allow backyard chickens in Asheville.  I was fortunate enough to be in an urban planning progr...
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http://www.happyacreshomestead.com/2013/12/microgreens-update.html

Updates on our indoor microgreens growing experience.
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Possums will kill your chickens!
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Look what the opossum dragged in...
So not too much to this post.  I went to go take care of our ducks and chickens on "the lot" (which is a vacant lot located one house down a hill from ours in a strange little gully) this weekend and snapped this picture.  As I went to step over the fence, ...
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Recreating the Ramen Burger
I saw mention of the ramen burger some months ago on the internet and wanted to play with the concept.  After scouring AllRecipe’s Roku channel for new culinary adventures while waiting for my kids to finally fall asleep, I ran across the video below. I dec...
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Here's an update to my post from a few weeks ago on growing microgreens indoors.  Thus far, things have been a success.

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Microgreens Update
So an update on my original post where we were trying our hand at microgreens indoors.  For all intents and purposes, the experiment has worked out great.  There were a few hiccups, but thus far, we've had source from which to supplement our fresh greens fo...
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Generally.they.are.concidered.predators.to.chickens./
Yet.we.have.a.family.that.frequesnts.our.yard.and.I.have.never.had.a.problem./
I.have.never.seen.one.this.close.to.my.ladies.though.
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Planner/Zoning Administrator
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  • Planner/Zoning Administrator, 2011 - present
  • Planning Technician, 2007 - 2011
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Asheville, NC
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Asheville - Afghanistan - Iraq
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Hi,
I'm Josh, I like cities, urban agriculture, cooking, and a lot of other things.  I get mixed up in a lot of different things and I'm never quite sure where I'm going.
Education
  • Western Carolina University
    M.P.M. Project Management, 2011 - present
  • AB Tech
    A.A.S. Information Systems, 1998 - 2001
  • Appalachian State
    M.A. Geography, 2007 - 2009
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
    B.S. Environmental Studies, 2001 - 2007
  • Haywood Technical Community College
    A.A.S. Geospatial Technology, 2006 - 2012
  • American Military University
    A.A. Communication, B.A. Sociology, 2009 - 2012
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The Esquire Pickle
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Legal Issues
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Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC
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Independent news, arts, events and information for Asheville and Western North Carolina

Riskier Street = Safer Streets? – Urban Times
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For most of us, when we're walking in the city, the safest place to be is on the pavement or sidewalk.

Why China Will Never Rule the World: Book Review – Urban Times
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We’ve all been hearing about China’s rise to power and its emergence as a new leader on the world stage for years now.

Terrorists in Love: Book Review – Urban Times
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During the past decade, “terrorist” and “jihad” have secured a prime spot within the popular vernacular.

The New Old Town – An Idealized Future – Urban Times
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This post builds on concepts originally introduced by "Why Place Matters in the Built Environment: Part I" and "Why Place Matters in the Bui

Want a Job? Give Me Your Password – Urban Times
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I first noticed a story posted by the Associated Press yesterday titled “Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords” and my initial re

Space Hacking: What QR Codes Say About Our Cities
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Today abstraction is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror, or the concept.

Backyard Chickens: WWI-Era Solution to Almost Everything
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Over the course of the past six or eight decades, certain things have come to define, in part, our modern existence: Making a living out of

Should We Stop Eating Meat for the Sake of the Planet?
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The debate surrounding the consumption of meat is not something which is new to human nature.

Friends and the Other Side of the Apocalypse – Book Review
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In his volume Friends and the Other Side of the Apocalypse author A.

Google Drive
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Access everywhere. Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff

Hickory Daily Record
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The excitement that greeted North Carolina’s new annexation law was dulled considerably when a judge struck down key provisions in the law.

A Tool for Raising Food Consciousness
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In the past decade we’ve seen somewhat of a resurgence in what one might term as our “food consciousness”.

Interview with Jacqui Dunne, Author of “Rethinking Money”
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I recently had the opportunity to discuss the upcoming title Rethinking Money with one of the book's authors, Jacqui Dunne.

Classifying the Built Environment: Zones, Urbanicity, Transects, and Tre...
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Each day countless commuters trek through the commuter zone to the CBD, from T3 to T6, from “MSA but not in a central city” to “central city

Carbon Heavy Qatar Roars Ahead in Green Building Innovation
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Qatar: land of gas-guzzling cars and blasting air-con, where money is unlimited and oil is cheap and plentiful.

Food Tank:The Food Think Tank
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Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and organization founded by Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson.

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