Novella Carpenter, Author of Farm City, comes to Portland

On Saturday November 14th from 1:00 to 3:00 at Rabelais Books 86 Middle Street, and in association with Slow Food Portland, Novella Carpenter, the author of Farm City, The Education of an Urban Farmer will give a brief talk on her experiences farming in inner-city Oakland, California.

 At Ghost Town Farm on her small plot in Oakland, Carpenter raises vegetables and herbs as well as bees, chickens, ducks, geese and even pigs.  She has taken a deserted, desolate lot and turned it into an Eden.  Her book Farm City tells of the journey of transformation, and the trials and tribulations along the way.  She blogs about her exploits at

Carpenter will be joined by members of Cultivating Community to discuss the challenges of farming here in Portland.  Cultivating Community farms at the Boyd Street farm.

After the talk Carpenter will sign copies of her book which will be available for sale.  For more information go to

Farm City

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