The director of DC’s 7th Street Garden told me about this terrific story about urban farming in the New York Times and observed that reports of the rise of urban agriculture are all OVER the media these days. Good news!
So when I went online last night to find the story, just look what was was front and center on the Times website – a "zen gardener" turning her compost pile! I’m talking page 1 above the fold – if web pages could be folded. Since then it’s been shuttled to the Home and Garden Section but screen shots don’t lie. Here’s the story, where unfortunately I found this: "An unapologetic 60, Ms. Johnson has earthmother-y white hair, liver
spots, knee socks and gnarly rose-scratched hands that horrify her two
fashionable younger sisters in New York and Los Angeles." Well, as a bottle-blond 59-year-old myself, what horrifies ME is that description. Is 60 so old that it needs to be apologized for?