Writer Manny Howard and his ‘Empire of Dirt’
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Radio Interview with author Manny Howard
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For this week’s food segment, we talk with Manny Howard, a man who turned his tiny New York City backyard into a farm, complete with produce and livestock.
Along the way, he confronted unexpected catastrophes, including tornadoes and countless animal deaths. He also learned important lessons about his own limitations, and his family’s. He writes about his experience as a city farmer in his new book “My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned His Big-City Backyard into a Farm.”