Happy Back to the Future Day! This post is for fans of Michael J. Fox as well as fans of the future. For those who aren’t in the loop, in Back to the Future 2, Marty McFly takes the DeLorean time machine into the future to October 21, 2015 at 4:29pm. The garden “hook” for this post is that one of the talks I give to groups is called “Gardening Our Way Back to the Future” in which I make the case that food gardens are a bit like time machines in that they connect us with our agricultural past while offering a bridge to a healthy, sustainable future. To all the gardeners out there, thanks for keeping your own “time machines” in good working order…they’re going to be really needed in the future!