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Kari Spencer is a Master Gardener volunteer and a popular local gardening & homesteading speaker. She teaches a sustainability and permaculture course in the Urban Farming department at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Her family operates The Micro Farm Project, a tiny urban farm where gardens and livestock animals provide her family with fun and food. She loves to experiment with new ways to create a more self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle, and invites others to join her on the journey.