As we prepare our "land" (like 1/10 of an acre) for planting veggies, fruits and legumes once again, we are intrigued by Thomas Jefferson's thoughts on the matter:
"I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries as long as the people are chiefly agricultural, and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe."
Jefferson to Madison
December 20, 1787
A Jeffersonian believes in...family agriculture. In Jefferson's time, more than ninety percent of the American people lived on sef-sufficiency farms. Today only two percent of the American people live on family farms, and most of them are Hamiltonian agri-producers rather than the sort of subsistence-plus farmers Jefferson had in mind.
Some of Jefferson's profoundest words were, "Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people, whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue."
(quoted from Becoming Jefferson's People, Clay S. Jenkinson)
Plant something!!! You'll feel better for it I promise!