According to the New York Times, all those people who make masses of money are reverting to the last century: paid kitchen gardeners. The article claims that there is a trend for rich folk to pay a professional gardener to not just plant a vegetable garden in their backyard, but also to pick the fruits and vegetables and leave them in picturesque baskets on their back porch.
My reaction: cheaters! immediately followed by, well, at least they aren’t spraying awful chemicals on ugly monoculture swaths of grass edged with boring shrubbery. Nevertheless, I’m a bit concerned the whole physical connection to the land ideal is replaced by a watching your servant muck around in the dirt.
Think it pays well? Maybe I’ll become a gardener for the nouveau rich when I grow up…