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Description - Farm City by Novella Carpenter

Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned avacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143117285
ISBN-10: 0143117289
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 25-May-2010

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Author Biography - Novella Carpenter

NOVELLA CARPENTER grew up in rural Idaho and Washington State. She studied biology and English at the University of Washington, where she had many odd jobs, including assassin bug handler and 16-millimeter film projectionist. After moving to California, she attended UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism where she studied with Michael Pollan. Her writing has appeared on and and in Mother Jones and Food and Wine. 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.

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Farm City by Novella Carpenter
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