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Novella Carpenter

Forfatter af Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

5+ Værker 911 Medlemmer 47 Anmeldelser 1 Favorited

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Best Food Writing 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 102 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1972
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Bopæl
Oakland, California, USA

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A fun little read about an urban homestead in Oakland.

Carpenter's honesty about her mistakes and misadventures is very winning... although ultimately the story of her two pigs stole the show for me. If you spend about two minutes watching pigs eat, the image of them relishing the contents of urban dumpsters becomes laugh-out-loud hilarious.
 
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raschneid | 45 andre anmeldelser | Dec 19, 2023 |
Turns out this was great as an audiobook, too -- enjoyed the re-read very much. I like how scrappy Carpenter is, I like how focused she is on giving back to the community, and I like how heartbreakingly honest she is about who livestock in the city can go wrong (and right).
 
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jennybeast | 45 andre anmeldelser | Jul 27, 2023 |
Didn't enjoy the parts where she kills the animals, but it was interesting and full of helpful information for a wannabe gardener.
 
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cziering | 45 andre anmeldelser | Nov 27, 2022 |
This was not the book I expected to read as a followup to Farm City, but I really enjoyed it. Farm City is a book about scratching an urban farm out of an abandoned lot and Novella's journey as a farmer and a food activist.

This book is an even more personal history, an exploration of how family shapes each person in it, and what happens when the quest for fertility becomes an internal, rather than external focus. I found it moving, and deeply interesting as a chronicle of the generation after back-to-the-land. Also, as a blog reader, it was really good to know what happened with the goats.

My copy provided by Edelweiss.
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jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |

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