Novella Carpenter


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Novella Carpenter grew up in rural Idaho and Washington State. She majored in biology and English at the University of Washington in Seattle. While attending Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, she studied under Michael Pollan for two years. Her urban farm began with a few chickens, then some bees, until she had a full-blown farm near downtown Oakland.

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The other day I was out watering my vegetables when I noticed my plum trees. There are two of them planted near the chicken coop. They’ve always been my low-achievers in the garden. One is a Euro prune, the other a Damson. I planted them about 8 years ago with the idea that they were both European plums, so they should cross-pollinated with each other. Every year: never any fruit. Flowers, yes,...

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“I know the pleasure of pulling up root vegetables. They are solvable mysteries.”
Novella Carpenter, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

“No one seemed to think it was odd that a Dumpster-diving urban pig farmer was in their midst. In fact, I came to learn that the restaurant industry was filled with other obsessive freaks like Samin, who would never buy a factory-made pickle. I was just another one of those freaks.”
Novella Carpenter, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

“Putting up food is, at its heart, an optimistic thing. It’s a bold way to say: I will be sticking around.”
Novella Carpenter, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

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