Novella Carpenter

Novella Carpenter is the author of the best-selling memoir, Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer, and a how-to book, The Essential Urban Farmer. She studied under Michael Pollan at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, and now teaches at University of San Francisco. A popular speaker, she has traveled all over the country sharing her experiences raising chickens, turkeys, pigs, goats, and bees in the lovable but gritty city of Oakland, CA.