Los Angeles

Novella Carpenter talks about Farm City

farmcitycover.pngThe ALOUD lecture series at the Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library continues to provide free and fascinating lectures, and they have just announced a program that will be of interest to Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends.

Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, will speak with Evan Kleiman about life as an urban farmer in Oakland, California and the process of turning a vacant lot into a productive and thriving farm.

When: Thursday, July 23, 2009, at 7:00pm
Where: Central Library Mark Taper Auditorium, Fifth & Flower Streets in downtown Los Angeles
Cost: Free, but reservations are recommended. Reservations are available via the ALOUD website or by calling

Public transportation to the library is available. Those driving may wish to park at the 524 S. Flower St. Garage; the rate is $1 until 8:45pm with Los Angeles Public Library card validation.

Reviewed recently in the San Francisco Chronicle, Carpenter’s book describes her experiences establishing the farm. You can also read more about Carpenter’s adventures on the farm and in connection with her book on her blog, Ghost Town Farm.