Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City, The Education of an Urban Farmer, is coming to town! Two events next Saturday (Nov. 21) for us (sub)urban farm/gardeny folk: Raising Chickens in Your Backyard at Soil Born Farms in Rancho Cordova from 10 - 1, where she'll be talking about, duh..., and Farm City, An Evening with Novella Carpenter, at 5 pm at the Sacramento Food Co-Op.
Novella's book looks intriguing. From her publisher, "Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm. Novella Carpenter loves cities—the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can’t shake the fact that she is the daughter of two back-to-the-land hippies who taught her to love nature and eat vegetables. Ambivalent about repeating her parents’ disastrous mistakes, yet drawn to the idea of backyard self-sufficiency, Carpenter decided that it might be possible to have it both ways..." read more
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