We’ve seen a few hints of Michele’s obvious familiarity with the farming scene in Detroit but finally, we
get to read the whole story – in the April issue of O Magazine. Rant readers won’t be at all surprised by this assertion:
The fact is that farming in or near cities makes considerable sense in the world at large, as the political, environmental and economic costs of trucking food thousands of miles head through the roof and "eating local" seems increasingly like the responsible thing to do, as well as the food lover’s choice.
And here’s another great quote from her article, this time by a garden organizer:
I used to have the foolish idea that urban gardening was all about the food. Now I think that food is only a small part of it. Gardening here is about beautification, community building, friendship.
There’s lots more where those came from, and wonderful photos of "wonderful people." Don’t miss it.