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

Jaw, August 16, 2010

With the recent emphasis on home gardens this book is very timely. Novella Carpenter, the daughter of two hippies, loves gardening & raising chickens, rabbits, ducks, geese, turkeys & even pigs. She loves the city & manages to farm in a rough section of Oakland. She plants heirloom seeds, builds chicken brooders & learns to butcher the animals she raises. This "urban homesteader" writes a book that is entertaining and informational at the same time. It all takes place on an empty lot next to her apartment & eventually spreads onto her deck & into her live quarters. I love the way her farming in the city brings together all the unforgettable characters in her neighborhood. I highly recommend this autobiography.
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