"Urban Gardener" is a short story from the collection "The $83.20 Cat and Other Stories" by Winifred Elze. It's about a man growing a food crop on a traffic island in the city of Schenectady, and his neighbor watching the crop grow. It's about how both men try to fit their dreams and aspirations into an urban setting.
Used availability for Winifred Elze's Urban Gardener
September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition