In 2007, “locavore” was named word of the year by the Oxford New American Dictionary. The concept was heartily endorsed by literary giants such as Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver. As Leah previously posted, even Walmart has gotten on board!
But now, for the second time this week, the NYTimes has “discovered” the local food movement, but now with a new twist: According to today’s article, there is a company out in San Francisco (aka Alice Watersworld) that will plant, tend and harvest an organic garden in your own backyard. Not figuratively. Your. Yard.
My crotchety middle-aged man side says, “In my day, if you wanted a fresh tomato, you went down to the ShopRite and you bought it! If you wanted a backyard garden, you planted it yourself! Bah humbug!”
But most of of me is saying, “Where can I find someone to do this for me, here in New York???”
What do you think? Will Lazyvore be the Word of the Year in 2008, or is this an idea with real potential for helping many more people eat healthily and sustainably while improving their communities in the process?