This post is admittedly off topic but I wanted to acknowledge a friend, Conor Fitzpatrick, a small businessman with a big idea: turn city-folk into farmers. Conor’s company, MiniFarmBox,, sends you everything you need to grow your own vegetables. Spring is theoretically on its way and now is the time to get set up. Conor even has an Earth Day Special. I’m growing strawberries with my 9 year old this year and they will be delicious.