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Novella Carpenter
Novella Carpenter has a farm on a dead-end street in the ghetto of Oakland, CA. On GhostTown Farm, she has raised vegetables, chickens, rabbits, ducks, goats, turkeys, pigs, and bees. Her work has appeared in salon.com, sfgate.com, and Food and Wine magazine. She is also a member of the Biofuel... show more

Novella Carpenter has a farm on a dead-end street in the ghetto of Oakland, CA. On GhostTown Farm, she has raised vegetables, chickens, rabbits, ducks, goats, turkeys, pigs, and bees. Her work has appeared in salon.com, sfgate.com, and Food and Wine magazine. She is also a member of the Biofuel Oasis Cooperative, a biodiesel station and urban farming feed store in Berkeley, CA. Her next book, due out in February 2011 is a how-to urban farm manual, written with Willow Rosenthal of City Slicker Farms. She keeps a blog about happenings on GhostTown Farm at www.novellacarpenter.com.
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Nutti's muses
Nutti's muses rated it 7 years ago
I enjoyed this book. However, vegetarians and vegans may not find this book as enjoyable as I did. She does talk about the slaughtering & eating of the animals she raised. However, one thing I've been frustrated by in this country is our removal of where the food comes from. Novella knows where ...
mkpiry
mkpiry rated it 8 years ago
I still have dreams for animal husbandry in the city but this book made me realize there is one animal I DON'T want... pigs.I really enjoyed this one.
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 8 years ago
This is the most enjoyable memoir I've read since Fever Pitch.
SilverPen
SilverPen rated it 8 years ago
I love the story of how she makes friends with the chef. I will always carry the image of her dumpster diving with a miners hat on her head and saying to the chef taking out the garbage. "I really love your dumpster. It has the best food." and his reply "We clean it out once a month." I laughed so h...
tymelgren
tymelgren rated it 9 years ago
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 and some bees and chickens and ducks and turkeys and rabbits and pigs. To...
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