"Farm City" by USF's Novella Carpenter is One Book One Marin's book of the year.
“Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer,” by best-selling
and USF environmental studies instructor Novella Carpenter, has been named Marin
County’s must-read book of the year.
One Book One Marin (OBOM) named Carpenter’s memoir the
region’s “one book” for 2014, making it the centerpiece for dozens of book
discussions, urban-farming workshops, and other events in the coming weeks. The program culminates April 30 with a discussion about urban agriculture
between Carpenter and KQED-radio’s Michael Krasny at Dominican University.
The recognition places Carpenter alongside former OBOM honorees
Isabel Allende, Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers, and Amy Tan.
From Ghost Town to goats
“Farm City” chronicles Carpenter’s efforts to turn a rundown
house and lot in Oakland’s blighted Ghost Town neighborhood into an urban oasis
of chickens, bees, goats, and an ever-expanding community garden. This spring,
she’s teaching classes on community gardening and writing about urban agriculture
Editor’s note: Novella
Carpenter is not related to the author.
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