here is the fun Boomer post about Weight Watchers from the Times. You may not "get" it if you don't go to meetings.
There is a rare Catholic Church downtown near Portland State and they have a parking lot and surrounding the parking lot the priests tend to this wonderful mixed garden stretch.
I talked to the young man in my building last night that has planted a thriving vegetable garden in the vacant lot next door. He says his green beans are very fruitful this year.