Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Urban chickens for when the sky is falling

Here's part of what the Boston Globe says the next depression would look like:

"According to Marion Nestle, a food and public health professor at New York University, people low on cash and with more time on their hands will cook more rather than go out. They may also, Nestle suggests, try their hands at growing and even raising more of their own food, if they have any way of doing so. Among the green lawns of suburbia, kitchen gardens would spring up. And it might go well beyond just growing your own tomatoes: early last month, the English bookstore chain Waterstone's reported a 200 percent increase in the sales of books on keeping chickens."
Of course, that's the fun part. The rest of the more depressing part of a depression can be found here. -- Kevin Siers