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What I took away from the article (“Urban Yield,” News & Features, May 19) was that Lisa Taranto would like for it to be easier for individuals to be able to use vacant city lots for the same purpose, perhaps some kind of cheap subsidized rent for urban microfarms on these properties. I see no problem with this idea. Put the land to productive use until the building market improves.

With that said ... what the hell exactly is a “statist” anyways (“Garden Shouldn't Grow Government,” Letter to the Editor, May 26)? This is free-market enterprise in action. They are seeing a need, and filling it, hopefully at an eventual profit. Stop filling these pages with your parroting, Glenn Beck talking-point, hateful venomous bile.

P. J. Seay
Lakeside

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