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Novella Carpenter is the author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer and The Essential Urban Farmer. Carpenter will be involved with various activities during the day, including meeting with a "Global Sustainability" class and a liberal arts seminar entitled "What's for Dinner: Food and Food Issues."
A public book reading will start at 7:15 p.m.in the Graham Annex. Prior to the reading will be a dinner, All Around the World from Iowa," featuring international dishes made with local ingredients. To inquire about dinner reservations, contact Treva Reimer at email@example.com, 641-628-5334, no later than October 15.
Carpenter has a farm on a dead-end street in the ghetto of Oakland, CA. On GhostTown Farm, she has raised vegetables, chickens, rabbits, ducks, goats, turkeys, pigs and bees. Her work has appeared in salon.com, sfgate.com, and Food and Wine Magazine. She is also a member of the Biofuel Oasis Cooperative, a biodiesel station and urban farming feed store in Berkeley, CA. She keeps a blog about happenings on GhostTown Farm at www.novellacarpenter.com.
This event has received a small grant from the Leopold Center's competitive educational support program.
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