In December of 2006, I wrote some thoughts on The New Season. The post ended with this comment--
"I enjoy communicating with gardeners on a few online lists. It is good to know how widespread the gardening network is, and how serious most of these individuals are about the importance of growing edible crops for their families and communities.
It was pointed out by one list member that we who grow food gardens might actually be referred to as 'farmers'. The reason being, that in modern context, 'gardener' is usually used in reference to the growing of ornamental plants."