Her adventures in urban agriculture began with honeybees and a few chickens then some turkeys until she created an urban homestead called ghosttown farm near downtown oakland where she and her boyfriend bill live today her most recent book the essential urban farmer co authored with willow rosenthal was published by penguin books in 2011. Farm city the education of an urban farmer there are people in fact the vast majority of homo sapiens who see and define their existence through the lens of what they do teachers bus drivers nurses architects accountants and any number of professionals whose modus operandi is collectively understood and agreed upon. By novella carpenter reviewed may 2010 by claire turner cisa intern reading novella carpenters memoir farm city the education of an urban farmer gave me a deeper understanding of the distinctions between farm communities in the city and those in the countrynovella raised on a rural idaho farm seeks the culture of urban california. Farm city is the account of novella carpenters efforts to turn a vacant lot next to her apartment in oakland into an urban farm determined to eat sustainable meat and produce novella recognizes that the only way shell be able to afford the good stuff is if she raises it herself so thats what she does in a very big way. Find books like farm city the education of an urban farmer from the worlds largest community of readers goodreads members who liked farm city the edu
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