Gray Lady has green thumb

February 15, 2009 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

090215nytIn today’s New York Times Week in Review, Verlyn Klinkenborg opens his Editorial Notebook by connecting hard times with the urge to grow one’s own food:

“In August 2004, I wrote a Rural Life editorial about the victory garden movement during World War II, noting that a national crisis had turned Americans — for a few years at least— into a nation of gardeners. Now we are in the midst of another crisis. And perhaps this is the moment for another national home gardening movement, a time when the burgeoning taste for local food converges with the desire to cut costs and take new control over our battered economic lives.”

Follow the rest of today’s piece and his 2004 editorial.  I always enjoy reading Klinkenborg’s observations about changing seasons on the farm. It’s encouraging to see him strike a more activist tone in these two editorials.


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