God's original mandate for Adam was for him multiply and to rule over the earth (Gen. 1:26) and to till the the garden making it productive (Gen. 2:15). We could imagine the earth today the Garden of Eden made large.
I recently drove through the Columbia Basin of Washington where in sixty years the sage brush desert has been made to bloom as a rose. At one high point I stopped to look over the landscape.
As far as I could see in every direction were orchards, vineyards, wheat fields, corn, and sugar beats. It was a panorama of green and gold. But all is not well.
A recent trip to New Delhi India provided a sobering reminder that we have not done so well everywhere. Dust and smoke from cars and factories and burning garbage so polluted the air I could hardly breathe. The city itself was ill-kept,crowded, and festering. But that is a city, right?
Right. But it does not need to be so. On a recent trip into Seattle on the Sound Transit light rail train I noticed a green spot in an urban area I traveled through. Later I returned by car so I could look more closely. It was a community garden. In a strip of land that was a power line right of way, residents had planted a block long patch of vegetables and flowers.