Novella Carpenter – Farm City Larger photo Click on the comments you'd like to print with your recipe. Grayed out comments will not print. Print (Ads will not print.) Top Comments Garrett June 28, 2009 at 7:29 pm I loved meeting her and am looking forward to the book. She was so amazing at Taste3 and I was lucky enough to spend a few hours chatting with her at one of the dinners. A fascinating, articulate woman who is definitely a little bit crazy in all the good ways. John Barrie June 29, 2009 at 1:24 am I’m actually just now getting around to reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”, and “In Defense of Food”, but this seems like a great place to head after that. I’ll be sure to check it out. nia June 29, 2009 at 7:52 am That sounds like the perfect distraction after a long day at work. Phoo-D June 29, 2009 at 8:14 am This sounds like my kind of book! I’m always fascinated by people who are adventureous enough to raise pigs and turkeys. Thank you for highlighting this. Sara June 29, 2009 at 8:35 am This sounds like a good read! Thomas June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am I’m getting that book after reading the excerpt. Here’s the garden via google maps. http://tinyurl.com/n5tgb2 Oh, thanks for the link! That’s neat. ~Elise Ric Leddy June 29, 2009 at 12:14 pm A great read very funny and very inspirational for the urban farmer in us all. Lynn D. June 29, 2009 at 3:30 pm It’s not a good idea to raise ducks and pigs together is it? Doesn’t that cause various flu strains? A really good read along similar lines is Barbara Kingsolver’s: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. No idea about the flu strain, but from what I can tell from the book, the pigs were not in the same pen as the ducks. The pigs would eat anything that got near them. (Novella’s not raising pigs any more, btw.) Thanks for the rec on the Kingsolver book, haven’t read that yet. ~Elise Gina June 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm I just finished reading her book this week, and have been raving about it to everyone I know. I think she’s my new hero. Joanna June 30, 2009 at 12:18 pm I’m at a point where even a postage-stamp-sized lot in the backyard is something I aspire to, but this book sounds great, thanks for the review! Also I’d second the recommendation for Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, if only because her enthusiasm for turkey sex had me on the floor laughing. mary June 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm More book reviews, please! CarrieB July 1, 2009 at 8:33 am I requested this from my library after reading about it in the NYTimes. I’m only a few chapters in. but I’m loving it so far. Much easier to read, in my opinion, that Pollan’s works. I, too, would love to see more book reviews and suggestions. I really enjoyed Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and suggest that to many people. Asta July 3, 2009 at 7:39 am I saw Novella & Michael Pollen do a reading in Berkeley a few weeks ago. It was fantastic! I believe Novella will fill the much needed niche for all of us young women in the food movement.