I am so very excited about this book! The author, Novella Carpenter, is a friend of mine and a very talented story teller. This book is about her adventures creating an urban farm in a vacant lot in a ghetto neighborhood of Oakland, California.
From the back cover:
<snip> "By turns edgy, moving, and hilarious, Farm City marks the debut of a striking new voice in American writing." -- Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food (yes, THAT Michael Pollan!).
I started the first chapter and it was all I could do to put it down and get back to work. Like her blog, Ghost Town Farm, I expect this to be a great read.
The kick-off event of her book tour will be this Saturday at BioFuel Oasis in Berkeley, California. She will also be speaking with Michael Pollan on June 18th in Berkeley. More events can be found on her blog and on the book blog.