Urban farm, neighbor collide in East Austin
Complaint prompts city review of operation selling meat, eggs.
On her 2 acres in East Austin, Dorsey Barger, a selfprofessed fanatic about composting, recycling and reusing, lives what she calls an “idyllic” life, her own little version of making a difference in the world, she says.
Her sustainable practices of urban farming produce organic vegetables, fresh eggs and range-free chickens that are sold locally and served at Austin restaurants. Her farmfresh food, very much a part of the grow local and sell local movement, gets to the dinner table on far less fuel than supermarket suppliers use.
“I’m absolutely obsessed with what I do,” Barger said. “It’s a moral obligation to decrease the problem of global warming.”