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Farm City by Novella Carpenter
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Sep 03, 2009

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bookshelves: autobiography, environmentalism, gardening, non-fiction, urban-studies

Daughter of hippies moves to Oakland, starts farm in vacant lot...hilarity ensues. There were some wince-worthy moments, but definitely both entertaining and inspiring. Would I ever try to raise pigs (yes, really!) myself? No, but I can see now why they're popular in (medieval) northern Europe and Asia. And I find myself strangely tempted to try raising chickens and/or rabbits.

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