"I’ve made long walks in New Guinea, the Amazon, Burma, jungles,
I like jungles," he says. "At the end of the day there’s not much to do and I
started carving sticks while staring off somewhere. When I got back to New York I’d
carve pencils in front of the television."
Aspiring gentlemen farmers might seriously
consider moving to Detroit. There's cheap, open land, fertile soil, ample
water, willing labor, and a desperate demand for decent food.
prairie” where tracts of formerly urbanized land have returned to nature,
Detroit may be best positioned to become the world’s first one hundred percent
food self-sufficient city.
Five hundred small plots have been created by an
international organization called Urban Farming, founded by acclaimed
songwriter Taja Sevelle. And with homes selling for $12k, it's your ultimate
blank canvas. (Heck, you could own a subdivision!)
The human animal: “Desire line” paths crossing vacant land.