Eleanor Pardee Community Gardens in Palo Alto, CA
I guess some people see this garden and think, "What a waste. How inefficient. This space could be so much more productive."
I suppose some people would have a point. After all, does the world really need more sweet peas? Sweet peas are lovely, but people can't eat them.
In an age of "global warming, depleted fossil fuels, and disease", shouldn't we be working together in the garden instead of doing our own thing?
With a comprehensive plan and division of labor, this place could be cooking with gas.
I suppose if that's what you want, it's fine for you.
I, however, will opt out.
Unless and until we're talking about an immediate and serious crisis, I'd rather do my own thing.
For starters, I'll be looking at the flowers.
One immediate and serious crisis that I'm totally down with is the drought. I'm all over the regionally appropriate ornamentation.