here are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.
Aldo Leopold

17 March 2006

...what about urban agriculture?

I wonder if the community gardens in New Orleans would qualify for funds...

March 15, 2006: The U. S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will allocate close to $20.1 million in Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) funding to 26 states affected by natural disasters. ECP gives producers resources to remove debris from farmland, restore fences and conservation structures, provide water for livestock in drought situations and grade and shape farmland damaged by a natural disaster. For details, see http://www.agweb.com/get_article.asp?pageid=125948&src=agnews