Novella Carpenter compares herself to the witch in Hansel and Grettle, â€œI fatten things up so I can eat them.â€ A more apt description might be Charlie from the Chocolate Factory: sheâ€™s found a golden ticket to building community through urban farming, and she sure is ecstatic! Carpenter recently spoke about her new book, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op as part of a fundraiser for Soil Born Farms.
Carpenter embodies the passionate social movement surrounding locally grown, sustainable food practices. Sheâ€™s sharp as a tack, yet laid-back, and comes dressed in her jeans and work boots. She opens by cheering about her afternoon class on backyard chicken farming, â€œI felt like I was part of the resistance movement. Yeah!â€ She declares with fist raised, earnest but laughing.
Carpenter takes this work seriously. She lives Continue reading “Farm City: Tales from an Urban Farmer”