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 Amazon.com
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