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Maggie's veggiesMy mother and sister live in town, but manage to grow quite a bit of food in their backyard.  Maggie (my sister) sent me this photo today showing some of the peppers and tomatoes they harvested just before their first frost.

There's been a lot of talk lately (or maybe I've just started to listen) about urban gardening --- in the article I read this morning, Michael Pollan wrote about ripping out part of the White House lawn to grow organic veggies; the Freedom Gardens website brings the idea of the victory garden into the twenty first century; and urban homesteading has suddenly become a household word thanks to Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen's book The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City.

So, in the spirit of learning more about people who don't happen to have 58 acres to grow in, I thought I'd put together a little poll....

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