by Novella Carpenter
In this often-hilarious memoir, Novella Carpenter chronicles her personal adventures in urban farming. She shares everything — from how she first procured an unauthorized urban plot, to venturing into animal husbandry in Oakland, Calif. Her tales include dumpster diving raids of East Bay upscale restaurants, to beekeeping and everything in between. This is a story that reshapes notions of what’s possible in urban America.