"Farm City" is an entertaining book about an urban farmer in Oakland, California, and she describes her neighborhood as being in the ghetto. At various times, Novella has kept chickens, rabbits, turkeys, ducks, geese, bees and even pigs in her backyard.
What is the message of Farm City?
One of the major themes is Novella's struggle to live in much the same way as her parents, while avoiding their social isolation. She wants the independence of a city social scene while still having her farm. This is especially relatable to college students living on campus and coming from out-of-state.
What does a farmer do?
What does a farmer do? A farmer is an agricultural professional who raises living animals or plants. They may produce raw materials, food or animal products. They can specialize in different agricultural areas such as dairy or flowers.
What do farmers need?
Farmers need fertile soil, seeds and planting equipment to grow a crop. Iowa is home to some of the richest soil in the world that makes our state optimal for growing crops. That's why farmers use a variety of practices like no-till and planting cover crops to keep soil in place and improve soil health.
Why did most people leave the farm for the city?
With World War I over in Europe and the dramatic increase in the use of the tractor, farms were ripe for overproduction and a dramatic decrease in prices forcing many farmers to leave the rural life for a job in the city.
What is Farm City about?
Situated in a shady part of Oakland, Farm City takes readers on a rollercoaster ride. The story starts on a weed-strewn, abandoned lot, and proceeds through a tale of one woman striving to be closer to the source of her food in our packaged and processed society.