Author Reading: Novella Carpenter

Monday, October 19 2009 at 7:30 PM

Author and entrepreneur Novella Carpenter will read from her memoir "Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer" and from her blog, Ghost Town Farm, on Monday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, University Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

A Northwest native with back-to-nature roots, Carpenter began squat farming in a gritty urban Oakland, California neighborhood. She started with vegetables, then bees and chickens, and now has turkeys, rabbits, even pigs and goats. Her memoir explores the social quirks unique to her urban farming experiment; it grew from a series of articles for and her blog. At the same time humorous and instructive, The New York Times has compared the book to "Eat, Pray, Love" and "Julie and Julia."

The reading will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing at BookPeople of Moscow. The event is co-hosted by the University English department and Sustainability Center. For more information, contact Andrew Carman at the University of Idaho Sustainability Center, (208) 885-0125, or

Note: This event was originally scheduled on Oct. 22.