Via Megan McArdle, here is a very entertaining article about a former basketball player-turned-farmer named Will Allen. His love of growing things and teaching spills over from the article, and his passion is infectious. He sees many reasons for people to garden--money, healthy food, connection to nature, moral and physical development, safeguard from hunger. It's a fun read.
McArdle's reaction? Individuals growing food will never replace industrial agriculture because of economy of scale. She utterly, completely, misses the point. Almost nobody expects industrial farming to end, except perhaps peak oil followers, and they expect the end of cheap oil to make growing one's own food essential.
I'm tempted to wonder if today's column was sponsored by ConAgra.