Download and read online Farm City in PDF and EPUB Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm Novella Carpenter loves cities-the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can't shake the fact that she is the daughter of two back-to-the-land hippies who taught her to love nature and eat vegetables. Ambivalent about repeating her parents' disastrous mistakes, yet drawn to the idea of backyard self-sufficiency, Carpenter decided that it might be possible to have it both ways: a homegrown vegetable plot as well as museums, bars, concerts, and a twenty-four-hour convenience mart mere minutes away. Especially when she moved to a ramshackle house in inner city Oakland and discovered a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door. She closed her eyes and pictured heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop. What started out as a few egg-laying chickens led to turkeys, geese, and ducks. Soon, some rabbits joined the fun, then two three-hundred-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals weren't pets; she was a farmer, not a zookeeper. Novella was raising these animals for dinner. Novella Carpenter's corner of downtown Oakland is populated by unforgettable characters. Lana (anal spelled backward, she reminds us) runs a speakeasy across the street and refuses to hurt even a fly, let alone condone raising turkeys for Thanksgiving. Bobby, the homeless man who collects cars and car parts just outside the farm, is an invaluable neighborhood concierge. The turkeys, Harold and Maude, tend to escape on a daily basis to cavort with the prostitutes hanging around just off the highway nearby. Every day on this strange and beautiful farm, urban meets rural in the most surprising ways. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on their windowsill, tomatoes on their fire escape, or obsessed over the offerings at the local farmers' market, Carpenter's story will capture your heart. And if you've ever considered leaving it all behind to become a farmer outside the city limits, or looked at the abandoned lot next door with a gleam in your eye, consider this both a cautionary tale and a full-throated call to action. Farm City is an unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmers' tips, and a great deal of heart. It is also a moving meditation on urban life versus the natural world and what we have given up to live the way we do.
Download and read online Meine kleine Cityfarm in PDF and EPUB Brave urbane Schweine, die anstandslos die Reste vom China-Imbiss fressen. Die Truthähne Harold und Maude, die täglich ausreißen, um mit den Prostituierten von nebenan zu frohlocken. Obst und Gemüse im Überfluss, mit dem sich jeder die Plastiktüten vollstopfen darf - das ist Novellas Farm mitten in der Stadt. Novella hat ihren Traum wahr gemacht: Zurück zur Natur und zum bäuerlichen Leben ohne auf Kneipen, Konzerte und exzentrische Nachbarn verzichten zu müssen. Sie erzählt uns alles von Anfang an - von der Entdeckung eines zugemüllten Hinterhofs bis zur ihrer ersten stolzen Homemade-Salami-Party als echter Urban Farmer.
Download and read online The Essential Urban Farmer in PDF and EPUB The "how-to" guide for a new generation of farmers from the author of Farm City and a leading urban garden educator. In this indispensable guide, Farm City author Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints-complete with rich visual material-for novice and experienced growers looking to bring the principles of ethical food to the city streets. The Essential Urban Farmer guides readers from day one to market day, advising on how to find the perfect site, design a landscape, and cultivate crops. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on windowsills, or tomatoes on fire escapes, this is an invaluable volume with the potential to change our menus, our health, and our cities forever.
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Download and read online Gone Feral in PDF and EPUB Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things and Eat, Pray, Love "I'm so glad Novella Carpenter has written this book... The resulting journey is both brave and honest." San Francisco Chronicle “[R]iveting... Carpenter reminds us that sometimes the self is the thorniest wilderness of all." Novella Carpenter picks up the phone one day to receive some disturbing news: her father has officially gone missing. Carpenter’s father, George—a back-to-the-land homesteader and troubled Korean War veteran—has spent decades battling his inner demons while largely absenting himself from his children’s lives. Though George is ultimately found, Carpenter is forced to confront the truth: her time with her dad—now seventy-three years old—is limited, and the moment to restore their relationship is now. Gone Feral is the story of Carpenter’s search for her parents’ broken past in the harsh wilds of Idaho. The story starts in San Miguel de Allende in 1969, where Carpenter’s free-spirited parents meet and fall in love. Their whirlwind romance continues through Europe and ends on 180 acres near Idaho’s Clearwater River. Carpenter and her sister are born into a free, roaming childhood, but soon the harsh reality of living on the land—loneliness, backbreaking labor—tears the family apart. Carpenter’s mother packs the girls and heads for the straight life in Washington State while George remains on the ranch, tied to the land and his vision of freedom. In Gone Feral, Carpenter—now a grown woman leading an untraditional life, not unlike her parents’, raising livestock and growing vegetables in the city—finds herself contemplating a family of her own. Before that can happen, she knows she has to return to Idaho to discover why her father chose this life of solitude. She quickly finds that George is not living the principled, romantic life she imagined, and the truth is more com-plicated—and dangerous—than anything she suspected. As she comes to know the real George, Carpenter looks to her own life and comes to recognize her father’s legacy in their shared love of animals, of nature, and of the written word; their dangerous stubbornness and isolating independence. Finally, Gone Feral sees the birth of Carpenter’s own daughter, an experience that teaches that a parent’s love is itself a wild thing: unknowable, fierce, and ever changing. In reckoning with her past, Carpenter clears the road to her future. Raw, funny, unsentimental, alive with unforgettable characters and pitch-perfect dialogue, Gone Feral marks Carpenter’s transformative passage from daughter to mother, a wry and rough tale of life lived on the margins and redemption between generations. Booklist "Spurred on by a desire to raise a family of her own and decipher the genetic code for either survival or destruction that she might be passing on, Carpenter performs a wild pas de deux with the cantankerous George, approaching him as one would a wild animal with no trust in humanity. Carpenter chronicles her daring quest for understanding and familial continuity in this sincere and remarkably uninhibited memoir."
Download and read online Your Farm in the City in PDF and EPUB The most complete book on urban farming, covering everything from growing organic produce and raising chickens, to running a small farm on a city lot or in a suburban backyard. Eating locally and growing one's own food is a rapidly evolving movement in urban settings - Hantz Farms in Detroit has transformed 70 acres of abandoned properties into energy-efficient gardens, and Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, a 6,000-foot vegetable farm in Brooklyn, New York, yields 30 different kinds of produce, while private square-foot farms are cropping up in cities all over the country. Created by Lisa Taylor and the gardeners of Seattle Tilth, Your Farm in the City covers all of the essential information specific to gardening and farming in a city or town. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions guide and inspire even the most inexperienced urbanite in how to grow and harvest all types of produce, flowers, herbs, and trees, as well as how to raise livestock like chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, and honeybees. Important information particular to gardening in a city or town is included, such as planning and maximizing limited space, building healthy soil, managing irrigation, understanding zoning laws, outwitting urban pests, and being a considerate farming neighbor. With 100 two-color instructional illustrations throughout and dozens of vital resources, Your Farm in the City is the most practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow guide to the burgeoning trend of urban farming.
Download and read online Urban Agriculture in PDF and EPUB Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 80. Chapters: Permaculture, Allotment, Food security, Green wall, Vertical farming, South Central Farm, List of permaculture projects, Community gardening in the United States, Guerrilla gardening, The Gardeners of America/Men's Garden Clubs of America, Urban chickens, Ecological sanitation, Community-supported agriculture, Jesse Collings, DeWitt Clinton Park, Bay View Garden And Yard Society, Urban Homesteading, Garden city movement, Victory garden, Garden sharing, South End Lower Roxbury Open Space Land Trust, Village Roots Garden, Interbay P-Patch, The Trust for Public Land, Southeast Asia Rural Social Leadership Institute, Intercropping, Hobby farm, City farm, Ferme orn e, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Recreating Eden, Metropolitan agriculture, Heeley City Farm, Growing Power, Intercultural Garden, Manor Garden Allotments, Urban horticulture, Container garden, Rooftop farming, Boston Natural Areas Network, Rushall Garden, Kumpula Allotment Garden, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, Underground farming, Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes, Sub-Irrigated Planter, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, American Community Gardening Association, Danny Woo International District Community Garden, Hanging garden, DC State Fair. Excerpt: Food security refers to the availability of food and one's access to it. A household is considered food-secure when its occupants do not live in hunger or fear of starvation. According to the World Resources Institute, global per capita food production has been increasing substantially for the past several decades. In 2006, MSNBC reported that globally, the number of people who are overweight has surpassed the number who are undernourished - the world had more than one billion people who were overweight, and an estimated 800 million who were undernourished. According to a 2004 article fr...
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Download and read online Blutige Stille in PDF and EPUB Sie töteten alle Mitglieder der Familie Plank. Die Leichen des Vaters und der beiden Söhne fand man im Wohnhaus, die der Mutter und des Babys auf dem Weg zur Scheune. Doch niemand war auf das vorbereitet, was sie in der Scheune fanden. Die beiden Mädchen, gefoltert und misshandelt. Die Familie gehörte zur amischen Gemeinde in Painters Mill, Ohio, sie lebten getreu ihren Glaubensgrundsätzen von Schlichtheit und Bescheidenheit, waren gottesfürchtige Leute. Fernab von den Verführungen der Zivilisation. Oder enthüllt das Tagebuch der ältesten Tochter eine andere Wahrheit? Spannungsgeladen und aufregend: Auch der zweite Thriller mit Polizeichefin Kate Burkholder ist Nervenkitzel pur. Ein Thriller, der Gänsehaut garantiert!
Download and read online Small Gritty and Green in PDF and EPUB America's once-vibrant small-to-midsize cities -- Syracuse, Worcester, Akron, Flint, Rockford, and others -- increasingly resemble urban wastelands. Gutted by deindustrialization, outsourcing, and middle-class flight, disproportionately devastated by metro freeway systems that laid waste to the urban fabric and displaced the working poor, small industrial cities seem to be part of America's past, not its future. And yet, Catherine Tumber argues in this provocative book, America's gritty Rust Belt cities could play a central role in a greener, low-carbon, relocalized future.As we wean ourselves from fossil fuels and realize the environmental costs of suburban sprawl, we will see that small cities offer many assets for sustainable living not shared by their big city or small town counterparts, including population density and nearby, fertile farmland available for new environmentally friendly uses.Tumber traveled to twenty-five cities in the Northeast and Midwest -- from Buffalo to Peoria to Detroit to Rochester -- interviewing planners, city officials, and activists, and weaving their stories into this exploration of small-scale urbanism. Smaller cities can be a critical part of a sustainable future and a productive green economy. Small, Gritty, and Green will help us develop the moral and political imagination we need to realize this.
Download and read online Global Appetites in PDF and EPUB This literary study explores how agribusiness, industrial agriculture and countercultural food movements underpin modern American conceptions of global power.
Download and read online Urban Agriculture in PDF and EPUB Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 80. Chapters: Permaculture, Allotment, Food security, Green wall, Vertical farming, South Central Farm, List of permaculture projects, Community gardening in the United States, Guerrilla gardening, The Gardeners of America/Men's Garden Clubs of America, Urban chickens, Ecological sanitation, Community-supported agriculture, Jesse Collings, DeWitt Clinton Park, Bay View Garden And Yard Society, Urban Homesteading, Garden city movement, Victory garden, Garden sharing, South End Lower Roxbury Open Space Land Trust, Village Roots Garden, Interbay P-Patch, The Trust for Public Land, Southeast Asia Rural Social Leadership Institute, Intercropping, Hobby farm, City farm, Ferme ornee, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Recreating Eden, Metropolitan agriculture, Heeley City Farm, Growing Power, Intercultural Garden, Manor Garden Allotments, Urban horticulture, Container garden, Rooftop farming, Boston Natural Areas Network, Rushall Garden, Kumpula Allotment Garden, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, Underground farming, Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes, Sub-Irrigated Planter, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, American Community Gardening Association, Danny Woo International District Community Garden, Hanging garden, DC State Fair.
Download and read online 101 Places Not to See Before You Die in PDF and EPUB “I had no idea so many god-awful places exist in this world….Catherine Price is a hilarious guide to all that is sucky.” —Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer Irreverent and compulsively readable, 101 Places Not to See Before You Die highlights desitinations we can all live without--like Jupiter's Worst Moon, an Outdoor Wedding During the 2021 Reemergence of the Great Eastern Cicada Brood, and fan hours at the Las Vegas Porn Convention--while reminding us why we're willing to put up with the bed bugs and the food poisoning and set out to explore the world.
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Download and read online Das Kapital im 21 Jahrhundert in PDF and EPUB Wie entstehen die Akkumulation und die Distribution von Kapital? Welche Dynamiken sind dafür maßgeblich? Fragen der langfristigen Evolution von Ungleichheit, der Konzentration von Wohlstand in wenigen Händen und nach den Chancen für ökonomisches Wachstum bilden den Kern der Politischen Ökonomie. Aber befriedigende Antworten darauf gab es bislang kaum, weil aussagekräftige Daten und eine überzeugende Theorie fehlten. In Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert analysiert Thomas Piketty ein beeindruckendes Datenmaterial aus 20 Ländern, zurückgehend bis ins 18. Jahrhundert, um auf dieser Basis die entscheidenden ökonomischen und sozialen Abläufe freizulegen. Seine Ergebnisse stellen die Debatte auf eine neue Grundlage und definieren zugleich die Agenda für das künftige Nachdenken über Wohlstand und Ungleichheit. Piketty zeigt uns, dass das ökonomische Wachstum in der Moderne und die Verbreitung des Wissens es uns ermöglicht haben, den Ungleichheiten in jenem apokalyptischen Ausmaß zu entgehen, das Karl Marx prophezeit hatte. Aber wir haben die Strukturen von Kapital und Ungleichheit andererseits nicht so tiefgreifend modifiziert, wie es in den prosperierenden Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg den Anschein hatte. Der wichtigste Treiber der Ungleichheit – nämlich die Tendenz von Kapitalgewinnen, die Wachstumsrate zu übertreffen – droht heute extreme Ungleichheiten hervorzubringen, die am Ende auch den sozialen Frieden gefährden und unsere demokratischen Werte in Frage stellen. Doch ökonomische Trends sind keine Gottesurteile. Politisches Handeln hat gefährliche Ungleichheiten in der Vergangenheit korrigiert, so Piketty, und kann das auch wieder tun.