My husband loves gardening & it feels really good to convert the somewhat useless lawn we had into food production, bit by bit. We also very much want Sprout to understand where food comes from & have a connection with nature. These two quotes from Michael Pollan sum it up well:
"A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule."
"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway."
Here are a few shots of our first tomato harvest: