Next let’s consider Barbara Damrosch’s advice to locavores everywhere: Start your own garden. No surprise there,
coming as it does from the author of Garden Primer, the much-recommended Bible for beginning veggie-growers. My own copy is in the mail (31 cents used from Amazon, plus shipping).
And ever practical, she concedes that locavores are often too busy or arthritic to do all that work themselves.
So here’s a solution: Hire somebody to install one for you and return weekly to tend it. If you’re a busy person, you may already employ a cleaning service, lawn service or a landscaper. Why not a foodscaper? It’s another expense, but one that pays for itself at least in part by putting food on the table, and the freshest possible food at that.
The article goes on to nominate foodscaping as the "job opportunity of 2008". Readers, what do we think?