Farm City
Farm City
The Education of an Urban Farmer
Novella Carpenter

An hilarious and inspiring account of one woman's attempt to feed herself entirely off of what could be grown on an abandoned lot in West Oakland—including turkeys, rabbits, and one Chez Panisse gobbling pig. —Recommended by Ivy, City Lights Books

"By turns edgy, moving, and hilarious." -Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food

An unforgettably charming memoir, Farm City is full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmer's tips, and a great deal of heart. When Novella Carpenter-captivated by the idea of backyard self-sufficiency- moved to inner city Oakland and discovered a weed-choked, garbage- strewn abandoned lot next door to her house, she closed her eyes and pictured heirloom tomatoes and a chicken coop. The story of how her urban farm grew from a few chickens to one populated with turkeys, geese, rabbits, ducks, and two three-hundred-pound pigs will capture the imagination of anyone who has ever considered leaving the city behind for a more natural lifestyle.

Title Farm City
Subtitle The Education of an Urban Farmer
Author Novella Carpenter
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 25 May 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 288 p.
ISBN-10 0143117289
ISBN-13 9780143117285
Publication Date 25 May 2010
Main content page count 288
Weight 16 oz.

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