Funny and Sad at the same time
OK -so I read this before my coffee hit bottom this morning and I confess it struck me as kinda funny. Seems we need a legal conference on the right to garden - garden public policy as it were.
The objective of the conference is, "Drake University's Agricultural Law Center will host a two-day conference to examine how public policy can be used to promote opportunities for individuals and communities to garden."
What does it say about our society when we need to have a law school or public policy promoting gardening.
My gawd people.
I can understand how we might need some public policy to get communities to create public gardens.
But it speaks volumes to the society we live in that we need a public policy to promote our own ability to garden in our own space. That somebody would want to "unpromote" our ability to do this.
Given the restrictions in some housing areas on what you can and can't do with your garden (no native gardens instead of lawns etc) maybe we need a "law" telling us we can garden. Great law! Great attitude!
How absolutely sad.