No joke. What jumps out to me was the fact that Henry Ford (and I’m assuming they mean the hospital) buys most of their stuff from local gardeners. I know that most urban folk have gotten out of the habit of growing their own food–and sometimes it’s hard for me to remember that black Americans for the most part have a rural rather than urban history. But the sooner people get on this bandwagon and get off at least one of the tits that holds us hostage the better. As my own wallet gets increasingly tighter and tighter I wish we had our own plot so we could at least live off of our own vegetables for a bit. Thanks to Chow for dropping this story on me.