trying to make sense of oak park's war on vegetables
but what about the garden?
wherefore art thou, facebook?
December 16, 2011
Dec 16, 2011 @ 17:00:23
Oh I loved that article, thank you for sharing it with us. I think all of us need to get back to our “roots” as it were. We can all benefit from growing our own food and sharing it with others and we can benefit in more ways than just eating foods that are good for you. It just feels good to work the dirt to allow something to grow in it that is norishing to the body and the soul.
Dec 16, 2011 @ 17:06:42
I have raised beds in my backyard. I plant vegetables and flowers back there. Since all the kids are grown and have left home, there is no reason for grass, LOL. I would rather see tomatoes, potatoes, corn, peas, beans et al…… Before I start digging up the front for anything other than flowers and bushes, methinks I am going to check out the zoneing laws. They are getting really tight arsed around here with fences. Now if you put up a privacy fence, the nice side must face your neighbor or you will be fined until you take it down. Thank god ours is grandfathered in, at least I hope it is. We put ours up years ago.
Dec 16, 2011 @ 17:36:46
Dec 16, 2011 @ 18:32:28
I didn’t even notice any politics in the article. But it made me happy, too. I wish my own community could do such a thing, but we’re spread out and nobody walks anywhere, the way the do in little English villages and towns. Kinda makes me wish I could afford to pack up my dogs and move to England or Ireland.
Dec 16, 2011 @ 21:06:22
Yes, I enjoyed the article but also have to ask – What politics?
Great ideas that would work best in a small village.
Dec 17, 2011 @ 02:07:22
Yeah- I was curious about to which politics your were referring- did I miss something?
Your fan, Deb Seymour
Dec 17, 2011 @ 05:11:54
I love the idea – I am already growing veges on our front verge (called nature strip here in Australia) and have tomatoes and rasberries growing over a large camelia bush in the front yard, as well as strawberries, butternut pumpkin and beetroot growing in the flower beds …. I might plant more veges in our verge (to go with the beans, asparagus, leek, parsley …and strawberries) and start encouraging more sharing with people in our street.
Dec 17, 2011 @ 11:37:55
Dec 17, 2011 @ 13:26:38
Lucie in Yucatan
Dec 18, 2011 @ 00:01:24
Great link to an inspiring, informative video. Thanks Mary-francis. This is true politics, taken back by the people: grow your own and participate in making the charge to a friendlier, happier society. Good, healthful food satisfies people, & even more satisfying is the work that produces a REAL product: something needed, of good quality, accessible to all. Lead on Fearless Gardeners !
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