On last night’s canvas I came across an alternative front garden in my Churchtown constituency. This was no cottage garden festooned with herbaceous borders and Spring colours or a Celtic Tiger landscaped urban cool car port. It was something entirely different – a display in precision and elegance with beautifully dug trenches and carefully planted potato crops! Yes, I did do a double-take. It seems our urban farmer is the talk of the street. But, she is doing no more than following a world-wide phenomenon.