When: Sun., Sept. 6, 4 p.m. 2009
When she and her boyfriend moved into a rundown house in an iffy Oakland neighborhood, Novella Carpenter envisioned ... livestock. And beehives.And crops. The daughter of back-to-the-land hippies, Carpenter charted her transformation of the property in Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, a memoir from which she reads on September 6 at Mrs. Dalloway's (2904 College Ave., Berkeley). 4 p.m. MrsDalloways.com. Free.
Anneli Star Josselin Rufus