Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer (Compact Disc)
Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm.
About the Author
Novella Carpenter grew up in rural Idaho and Washington State. She went to University of Washington in Seattle where she majored in Biology and English. She later studied under Michael Pollan at Berkeley s Graduate School of Journalism for two years. She s had many odd jobs including: assassin bug handler, book editor, media projectionist, hamster oocyte collector, and most recently, journalist. Her writing has appeared in Salon.com, Saveur.com, sfgate.com (the "SF Chronicle"'s website), and "Mother Jones". She has been cultivating her farm in the city for over ten years now, and her neighbors still think she s crazy. It all started with a few chickens, then some bees, until she had a full-blown farm near downtown Oakland, where she lives today.
Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audiobooks for over twelve years. An Audie Award finalist, she has earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for "Everything That Rises Must Converge" by Flannery O Connor and "No Passengers beyond This Point "by Gennifer Choldenko. Her reading of "The Hemingses of Monticello" by Annette Gordon-Reed was named one of "AudioFile" s Best Audiobooks of 2009.
"Utterly enchanting.... The juxtaposition of the farming life with inner-city grit...elevates it to the realm of the magical." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review