The San Francisco Chronical published this article on April 19, 2019 under the headline: Did Rising Rents Kill the Bay Area’s Urban Homesteading Movement? by Samantha Nobles-Black. The final two paragraphs give an update on Novella Carpenter, whose Farm City: The Education of An Urban Farmer had a huge impact on me when I reviewed it back in 2009. More than any other book, it … Continue reading Return to GhostTown Farm
Novella Carpenter obviously had Isak Dinesen in mind when she typed the opening line of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer – “I have a farm on a dead-end street in the ghetto”. The similarities between the two are hard to ignore. Both women were/are professional writers, as well as farmers. But I find Carpenter the more likable, and in all honesty, … Continue reading Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
Once again it’s Monday and I finished Novella Carpenter’s Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer over the weekend. The review is typed up and I’ll be posting it tomorrow. I’ve decided I need to get better at spacing my reviews out over regular intervals rather than in random clumps. I loved this book. So much that I’ll say it again – I loved … Continue reading It’s Monday, What are you reading?