Re: Urban Farming: Where knowledge Grows on Trees
I don't know the context of the entire piece. I did have some interesting conversations with the photographer...he had been traveling through several countries looking at urban farming...and what he found (and what I see) was there was no real economically viable way to 'go off the grid' food wise in the city...land is too valuable.
We talked about the symbolic value of growing a few tomatoes, the ritualistic value of consuming food that one has produced in one's own environment, the educational value to learn (and appreciate) what it takes to produce real food, and (in the case of the bees) the appreciation of the essential 'wildness of nature' in the city.
Sometimes the lights all shining on me
Other times I can barely see. -The Grateful Dead