Kensington Homestead: Focusing on Local Urban farming
Changing the comfort of your go-to coffee shop and favorite ‘pub can feel like you’re moving across the world. Nic Esposito felt a similar panic moving from West Philadelphia,“kicking and screaming” to Kensington.
Esposito shared the background of his debut novel, Seeds of Discent and the parallels of writing and gardening during our book club earlier this year. This time, he’s back with a nonfiction collection of 14 essays in Kensington Homestead.
Kensington Homestead’s Urban Farming Focus
Kensington Homestead recollects when Nic, along with his wife Elisa, uncovered the neighborhood’s opportunities while managing an urban farm. Stories range on topics from “ill-fated chicken kills and rogue bees to neighbor dynamics, gentrification, planting cycles, poverty, and community involvement,” but digs into the deeper understanding of urban farming as an instrument of social change.
As Esposito says,
“But it started with one essay, and then another. And when I finally finished, I realized that this collection really isn’t about urban farming. It’s actually about the people of Kensington, including me and my wife, all trying to make it through this life one way or the other.”
We’re psyched to read Esposito’s latest work.
Ready to read? Pre-order Kensington Homestead here.