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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. I m pretty surprised at how highly this book has been rated and how many impressive blurbs Michael Pollan NYT B The Black Ice Score (Parker, unforgettably charming memoir full of hilarious moments fascinating farmers' tips and a great deal of heart It is also a moving meditation on The Black Painting urban life versus the natural world and what we have given Fire and Desire up to live the way we d. I m pretty surprised at how highly this book has been rated and how many impressive blurbs Michael Pollan NYT B

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Farm City The Education of an Urban Farmer

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. SPOILER ALERTS THROUGHOUTI should throw it out there that I was so totally psyched to read this book I ve had i

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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 had fair warning the sections of this book are named turkey rabbit and pigStill I was willing to read about t


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

  2. says:

    I like reading gardening memoirs even though I do not have a vegetable garden As a farmer's granddaughter I appreciate all of the hard work it takes to grow and raise foodFarm City is an entertaining book about an urban farmer in Oakland California and she describes her neighborhood as being in the ghetto At various times Novella has kept chickens rabbits turkeys ducks geese bees and even pigs in her backyard

  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 part of Oakland and general DIY as much as urban farming Carpenter's sense of humor is on target for the first half of the book as is the charm in her descriptions of her neighbors her farming projects and even

  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 combination of hackneyed rhetoric painfully ignorant social commentary narcissism and total inconsistency In one breath she tells us that she has not changed the land it has changed her and in the next she tells us that perhaps she has altered the future of Oakland so actually she thinks she h

  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 som

  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 adult life in a manner that keeps me from growing as much food as I would like and the pr

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    Audioversion Two and a half sta

  8. says:

    I absolutely loved this book The paralells between Novella's backyard city farm and my own rural spread are uncanny Both of us are running a veritable shit show where things go wrong animals are cavorting along public roadways animals dieand yet neither of us can imagine a life doing anything else Novella is my kind of gal She's ballsy hilarious adventurous and kind The people she encounters through her adventure are so genuinely bizarre

  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 ha

  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 about anything or have any emotions It's about a lady in Oakland who has a garden

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