An interesting newish book crossed my desk this morning called "Farm
City: The Education of an Urban Farmer." The book is a memoir by
Novella Carpenter, a young woman who moved to a house in inner-city
Oakland and decided to start farming on an abandoned lot next door. I
am immensely inspired by the forward thinkers among us who work to
utilize our unused urban spaces and get closer to the self-reliance
that was once common among our ancestors.
Also, check out Carpenter's musings on her blog.