Because I found the idea of living in the suburbs so abhorrent, I referred to it as us "moving to the Country," and I made our best go at enjoying the fun it was for City kids to have a garden, and a yard.
Now we live in suburban New Jersey, with soil so poor we can't grow anything, although I keep trying.
And as another unremarkable gardening season begins here, I'm reminded of our very nice little Larchmont garden that first suburban summer. Our garden that with very little effort required grew vegetables and bloomed flowers, and I miss it.
And I remember my daughters delighted faces when our weekly Farm Share would show-up on the front porch - somehow not knowing what would be there make it exciting even for kids who were almost guaranteed not to eat any of it.
So this year, I am hoping to get around to signing-up for a Farm Share before it's too late. Because there certainly isn't going to be much coming up out of the ground here. I'm willing to accept that.
If you're in New Jersey, here's a list of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.