As I keep mentioning, my trip to Florida to visit my mom was really special. One of the highlights of the trip was when she took me over to her urban garden. Located at the edge of my alma mater's campus, the land is split and used by 10 or so farmers who rent their plots for $40 a year. I won't add too much more here, except to remark at how amazing it was to literally see the fruits of mom's labor...and eat it later, of course.
It was almost spiritual.