A Chicago gardener discovers that the 'mistakes' in his vegetable garden are easily sold at a neighborhood market, making him arguably the smallest farmer in the Midwest.
Why go to all the trouble of spraying dandelions in the lawn when you can use the greens in delicious recipes?
When plots in a community garden are assigned, plenty of people turn up to claim one. Growing vegetables is very popular.
School gardens may be small and sometimes not well-tended, but they are important to encourage environmental literacy and overcome 'nature deficit' in kids.
In urban gardens from Chicago to San Francisco, enthusiastic growers make do with whatever space is available, no matter how unconventional. Carrots grown on a paved basketball court, anyone?
Growing veggies in a Chicago community garden is only partly about growing and much about getting along with other members of the community.