Food In the News

Recent news items about topics related to this year's Reading Together program.

Author Novella Carpenter on the success of 'Farm City,' being a mother and her newest book (Kalamazoo Gazette)

A lot has changed for author Novella Carpenter since the release of her groundbreaking memoir, "Farm City," in 2010.

She purchased the 4,500-square-foot plot of land that served as her urban farm in her neighborhood of Oakland, Calif. she described as a "postcard of urban decay."

Her "GhostTown Farm," where she grows fruit, vegetables and raises animals, has become somewhat of a tourist attraction. She now runs workshops there and invites people to volunteer to help on the small farm.

She also has a daughter, Francis, or Franny, and teaches at the University of San Francisco. (More...)

—Kalamazoo Gazette, April 12, 2014