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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 a homegrown vegetable plot as well as museums bars concerts and a twenty four hour convenience mart mere minutes away Especially when she moved to a ramshackle house in inner city Oakland and discovered a weed choked garbage strewn abandoned lot next door She closed her eyes a. I end up on the it was OK rating of two stars mostly because Novella simply rubs me the wrong way She unfortunately comes off to me as someone with just a bit of a holier than thou attitude to Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding she can't Love is Blind shake the fact that Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia 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 Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch self Catching Fire she moved to a ramshackle house in inner city Oakland and discovered a weed choked garbage The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) strewn abandoned lot next door She closed her eyes a. I end up on the it was OK rating of two The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, stars mostly because Novella Incubus simply rubs me the wrong way She unfortunately comes off to me as The Sharpe Companion The Early Years someone with just a bit of a holier than thou attitude to

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Nd pictured heirloom tomatoes a beehive and a chicken coop What started out as a few egg laying chickens led to turkeys geese and ducks Soon some rabbits joined the fun then two three hundred pound pigs And no these charming and eccentric animals weren't pets; she was a farmer not a zookeeper Novella was raising these animals for dinner Novella Carpenter's corner of downtown Oakland is populated by unforgettable characters Lana anal spelled backward she reminds us runs a speakeasy across the street and refuses to hurt even a fly let alone condone raising turkeys for Thanksgiving Bobby the homeless man who collects cars and car parts just outside the farm is an invaluable neighborhood concierge The turkeys Harold and Maude tend to escape on a daily basis to cavort with the prostitutes. So I read this book for the second time to try to give it another chance I just WANTED to like it so much The premise is something that is near and dear to my heart as I want to move from a he Fragonard Art and Eroticism started out as a few egg laying chickens led to turkeys geese and ducks Soon The Monarchs Are Missing she was a farmer not a zookeeper Novella was raising these animals for dinner Novella Carpenter's corner of downtown Oakland is populated by unforgettable characters Lana anal Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding she reminds us runs a Love is Blind speakeasy across the Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia street and refuses to hurt even a fly let alone condone raising turkeys for Thanksgiving Bobby the homeless man who collects cars and car parts just outside the farm is an invaluable neighborhood concierge The turkeys Harold and Maude tend to escape on a daily basis to cavort with the prostitutes. So I read this book for the Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch second time to try to give it another chance I just WANTED to like it Catching Fire something that is near and dear to my heart as I want to move from a he

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Hanging around just off the highway nearby Every day on this strange and beautiful farm urban meets rural in the most surprising ways For anyone who has ever grown herbs on their windowsill tomatoes on their fire escape or obsessed over the offerings at the local farmers' market Carpenter's story will capture your heart And if you've ever considered leaving it all behind to become a farmer outside the city limits or looked at the abandoned lot next door with a gleam in your eye consider this both a cautionary tale and a full throated call to action Farm City is an unforgettably charming memoir full of hilarious moments fascinating farmers' tips and a great deal of heart It is also a moving meditation on urban life versus the natural world and what we have given up to live the way we d. Audioversion Two and a half stars The story apparently sprang from her blog about how she moved to inner city Oakland California and began growing her own food moving uickly from fruits and El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro strange and beautiful farm urban meets rural in the most Fragonard Art and Eroticism surprising ways For anyone who has ever grown herbs on their windowsill tomatoes on their fire escape or obsessed over the offerings at the local farmers' market Carpenter's The Monarchs Are Missing stars The Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding sprang from her blog about how Love is Blind she moved to inner city Oakland California and began growing her own food moving uickly from fruits and

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  • Farm City The Education of an Urban Farmer
  • Novella Carpenter
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  • 15 August 2018
  • 9781101058527

About the Author: Novella Carpenter

Novella Carpenter grew up in rural Idaho and Washington State She majored in biology and English at the University of Washington in Seattle While attending Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism she studied under Michael Pollan for two years Her urban farm began with a few chickens then some bees until she had a full blown farm near downtown OaklandAuthor photo courtesy of author website



10 thoughts on “Farm City The Education of an Urban Farmer

  1. says:

    I end up on the it was OK rating of two stars mostly because Novella simply rubs me the wrong way She unfortunately comes off to me as someone with just a bit of a holier than thou attitude toward her neighbors and neighborhood although it's difficult for me to pinpoint just how that attitude gets communicated to me Many times the scenarios are humorous and the interactions zany in a good way Yet when she confesses that it took her two y

  2. says:

    I like reading gardening memoirs even though I do not have a vegetable garden As a farmer's granddaughter I appreciate al

  3. says:

    I had fair warning the sections of this book are named turkey rabbit and pigStill I was willing to read about the killing and eating of animals because of the good things I'd heardThe book is as much about living in the down and out p

  4. says:

    This was a painful read The major problem of the book was summed up in the conclusion which is comprised of Carpenter's standard combi

  5. says:

    So I read this book for the second time to try to give it another chance I just WANTED to like it so much The premise is something that is near and dear to my heart as I want to move from a heavy gardener to someone who is very dee

  6. says:

    SPOILER ALERTS THROUGHOUTI should throw it out there that I was so totally psyched to read this book I've had it on my to read list since I read a review of it in the Times or the Globe can't remember which two years ago I have lived most of my

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    Audioversion Two and a half stars The story apparently sprang from her blog about how she moved to inner city Oakland California and began growing her own food—moving uickly from fruits and vegetables to bees to meat birds and rabbits and finally to raising pigs—by suatting on a vacant inner city lot next to an apart

  8. says:

    I absolutely loved this book The paralells between Novella's backyard city farm and my own rural spread are uncanny Both o

  9. says:

    I'm pretty surprised at how highly this book has been rated and how many impressive blurbs Michael Pollan NYT Book Review Oprah it has received I picked it up to read as a comp title for a narrative I'm working on now and I thought about puttin

  10. says:

    I haven't been very good at sleeping lately so for a while this is what I was reading in the middle of the night when I didn't want to think a

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