Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
About Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer"One of "New York Times" Top 10 Books of 2009" (Dwight Garner)
"Captivating... By turns edgy, moving, and hilarious, " Farm City" marks the debut of a striking new voice in American writing." --Michael Pollan, author of" The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "Food Rules"
When Novella Carpenter--captivated by the idea of backyard self-sufficiency as the daughter of two back-to-the-earth hippies--moves to a ramshackle house in inner-city Oakland and discovers a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door, she closes her eyes and pictures heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop.
What starts out as a few egg-laying chickens leads to turkeys, geese, and ducks. And not long after, along came two 300-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals aren't pets. Novella is raising these animals for dinner.
An unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmer's tips, and a great deal of heart, "Farm City "offers a beautiful mediation on what we give up to live the way we do today.
About Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
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