The Education of an Urban FarmerFarm City
Novella Carpenter took over an empty lot next to her apartment in Oakland’s gritty Ghost Town neighborhood, and over the years turned it into a lush garden and farm complete with bees, chickens, rabbits and even pigs. Urban farms are popping up in even the most cramped corners of densely populated cities, fueled by a desire for good food and a closer relationship with what we eat. Carpenter joins Forum to talk about her new book, “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer.”

Host: Dave Iverson

Guest: Novella Carpenter, journalist, urban farmer and author of “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer”

Explore and buy the book “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer” at

Farm City News: Novella Carpenter’s blog

Listen to story and view a slideshow of Oakland’s Ghost Town Farm on The California Report: Urban Farming in Oakland

KQED Forum: Novella Carpenter’s “Farm City” 27 May,2010Wendy Goodfriend


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; ¬†Taste This; Jacques Pepin’s websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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