The Essential Urban Farmer is an indispensable nuts-and-bolts guide to farming in the city, complete with sample garden designs and detailed illustrations. Novella Carpenter is an urban farmer and journalist based in Oakland, California. She is the author of the best-selling book Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. Her work has appeared on Salon.com, in Mother Jones, Food & Wine, and elsewhere. Willow Rosenthal is the founder of City Slicker Farm in Oakland, California. She serves on the City Slicker Farms Board, teaches adults and children about urban gardening, and consults with various groups to implement urban farming strategies. Copies of their book will be available for purchase and signing.