Farm City : the education of an urban farmer
An upbeat, inspiring memoir about a woman who turns a vacant, inner city lot in Oakland, California into a small farm filled with ducks, chickens, turkeys, bee hives and more. Novella Carpenter grew up farming with back to the land hippy parents, but wanted to do it differently. A true urbanite, her exploits include dumpster diving to feed her 300 lb pig, learning to butcher, and embarking on a month-long experiment to eat only what she raised herself. This story is thoughtful, amusing and informative and may very well inspire the reader to try to transform their own patch of earth.