Maybe you were visiting a big city and thought you'd go to a park. But when you got there, you discovered the "park" was really an open area covered by concrete, with little in the way of natural amenities.
Benjamin Vogt is an outspoken critic of the "nature deficit" he sees in urban areas.
And he urges people to grow native plants around them, a point he pounds home in A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.
We learn about defiant compassion and how that's expressed in gardening, in this interview.