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Main Title Farm city : the education of an urban farmer /
Author Carpenter, Novella,
Publisher Penguin Books,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 468974956
ISBN 9780143117285; 0143117289
Subjects Urban agriculture.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  S494.5.U72C37 2010 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 04/10/2014
Collation 276 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-276).
Contents Notes
Turkey -- Rabbit -- Pig. Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm. When Novella Carpenter -- captivated by the idea of backyard self-sufficiency as the daughter of two back-to-the-earth hippies -- moves to a ramshackle house in inner-city Oakland and discovers a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door, she closes her eyes and pictures heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop. What starts out as a few egg-laying chickens leads to turkeys, geese, and ducks. And not long after, along came two 300-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals aren't pets. Novella is raising these animals for dinner. An unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmer's tips, and a great deal of heart, Farm City offers a beautiful meditation on what we give up to live the way we do today.