Does the fact that I have no yard dissuade me from having a kitchen garden? Hell, no. My postage-stamp balcony is replete with containers. This year, we again have tomatoes, basil, rosemary, and chives. Plus, I've added a bell pepper, two types of thyme, mint, and sage.
OK, I will never have enough basil to make a batch of pesto, but I do have enough to dress a salad. And the rosemary and thyme flavors marinades all summer long. Best of all, my children can connect some small measure of the food we eat with the growing process, and the patient work that entails.