Daytime Book Discussion of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter

Date & Time: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location(s): 
Lakeview Library
2845 N. Sherman Ave
Madison, WI

Lakeview's Noon Book Group hosts a book discussion of "Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer" by Novella Carpenter. New members always welcome. Synopsis: When Novella Carpenter--captivated by the idea of backyard self-sufficiency as the daughter of two back-to-the-earth hippies--moves to a ramshackle house in inner-city Oakland and discovers a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door, she closes her eyes and pictures heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop. What starts out as a few egg-laying chickens leads to turkeys, geese, and ducks. And not long after, along came two 300-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals aren’t pets. Novella is raising these animals for dinner. An unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmer’s tips, and a great deal of heart, Farm City offers a beautiful mediation on what we give up to live the way we do today.

Event Cost: Free
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Pre-Registration?: No
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided?: Yes

Last Updated : 02/19/2018