Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Food For Thought Book Club to Discuss Urban Farming Story
When the author – captivated by the idea of backyard self-sufficiency as the daughter of two back-to-the-earth hippies – moves to a ramshackle house in inner-city Oakland and discovers a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door, she closes her eyes and pictures heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop.
What starts out as a few egg-laying chickens leads to turkeys, geese, and ducks. And not long after, along came two 300-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals aren’t pets. Carpenter is raising these animals for dinner.
An unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmer’s tips, and a great deal of heart, “Farm City” offers a beautiful mediation on what we give up to live the way we do today.
This book club is offered in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network. For more information visit www.inwfoodnetwork.org.