Christopher Ketcham in Outside: The Pandemic Has Turned Us All into Gardeners. “For a city boy like me, born and raised in Brooklyn, where I had spent most of my adult life, this was all very new. Once you get your hands in soil—really get dirty with it, feel it under your fingernails—there’s a change in perspective, and you’re someone different. You’ve opened the tiniest of windows onto the ecological reality of the forces that sustain human existence, the biogeophysical relationships of water, sunlight, air, earth.” (There’s no need to bend down and get dirty. I feel the same sensation every time I’m in the produce aisle.)