After reading up on some farming/gardening news from around the world, I was beginning to feel, well, depressed about the state of things currently taking place. Hence why I often avoid the news.
This article, however, left such an uplifting, positive feeling; I want to get up and get to work in the yard, changing what is currently there into something which will actually be useful (beyond looking pretty).
Farms like Ms. Bates’s, in addition to more traditional farmland, have been around for quite some time. Thomas Whitlow, an associate professor of horticulture who specializes in urban plants at Cornell University, Ms. Bates’s alma mater, said that in the 1940s some 40 percent of fresh market produce in New York was grown in victory gardens. – A Staten Island Urban Farmer