Pinched: Steve Almond on recession gardens | Salon Life
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Step one in the battle against soaring food prices: Start your own recession garden.

Editor's note: "Pinched" is a series of personal essays about life during a recession.

By Steve Almond

Oct. 13, 2008 | Until a few years ago, I hadn’t given much thought to my food budget, beyond the basic “Do I have enough for fries?” But getting married and having a kid and buying a home with money you don’t technically possess will do wonders for your budgeting habits. As will having the sort of wife who occasionally shops at Whole Foods.

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