Farming Turns Seedy Lots Into Seedy Lots

Originally published in The Boston Globe

June 22, 2011
Valori Treolar (Newton, MA, Letter to the Editor)

A major flaw in Edward L. Glaeser’s argument against urban farming is his assumption that land currently used for habitation will be converted to farmland, thereby decreasing urban population density. I have heard of no proposals to raze inhabited buildings to make farms. In fact, urban farming appears be a way to put vacant lots, unused public land, and rooftops to good use.
Valori Treloar
Newton