Novella Carpenter

Journalist & Best-selling Author of "Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer"

Novella Carpenter Biography

Novella Carpenter is an author, journalist and urban farmer. In addition to her farming and writing, She is an adjunct professor of Environmental Studies at the University of San Francisco, teaching urban agriculture and writing in the university's College of Arts and Sciences.

She is the author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. Her follow-up book is The Essential Urban Farmer, a "how-to" guide for a new generation of farmers. The book describes her extensive garden in Ghost Town, a run-down neighborhood about a mile from downtown Oakland, California. In 2014, she released her memoir Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild which was selected as a Library Journal Best Book of 2014 and a Northern California Book Award Nominee for Best Creative Nonfiction of 2014.

A child of back-to-the-land hippies, Novella Carpenter grew up in the rural areas of Idaho and Washington State. A biology and English major, she worked many odd jobs, including assassin bug handler, book editor, media projectionist, and, most recently, freelance journalist and memoirist.

For more than ten years, Carpenter has been farming in downtown Oakland, California, raising and living off of her own rabbits, chickens, bees, fruits, and vegetables. Her memoir is one of the most popular books on practical, sustainable living. Engaging and lively, it is a funny and frank look at what it means to live off the land and live a contemporary city life.

Carpenter studied under Michael Pollan, one of the leaders of the new food movement, at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism for two years. A writer for Mother Jones, Food & Wine,, and more, she shares stories of farming, food, the environment, and culture.

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Novella Carpenter Videos

One City, One Book with author Novella Carpenter - YouTube
UO Today with Novella Carpenter - YouTube
Novella Carpenter in conversation with Michael Krasny - YouTube

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Novella Carpenter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Novella Carpenter for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Novella Carpenter generally travels from Oakland, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Novella Carpenter for an upcoming event.

Novella Carpenter Videos

One City, One Book with author Novella Carpenter - YouTube
UO Today with Novella Carpenter - YouTube
Novella Carpenter in conversation with Michael Krasny - YouTube
Dumpster Diving for Gourmet Pig Feed - Novella Carpenter - YouTube
Novella Carpenter on Farm City - YouTube

Novella Carpenter News

  • Novella Carpenter's Blog

    Sorry everyone, have to cancel Friday and Saturday's open farm. My dad is sick and I am flying to Idaho tomorrow. View more on Novella Carpenter's website ».

  • Novella Carpenter (Author of Farm City)

    Novella Carpenter grew up in rural Idaho and Washington State. She majored in biology and English at the University of Washington in Seattle. While atten...


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