Following on from the sad tale of my parsley’s demise….
An edible garden designed by designing-edible-gardens.com
I have just, rather belatedly, been catching up on the far sadder tale of Denise Morrison of Tulsa, Oklahoma, not to mention Ron Finley of Crenshaw, south LA and Adam Guerrero of Memphis, Tennesse, all of whom have had their edible gardens targeted and, as far as the first two are concerned, destroyed (Adam did get to keep his but only with serious restrictions) by their local authorities. The latter seem to have taken agin’ them for reasons which are hard to divine. At least my slugs and snails are feeding themselves….
Denise Morrison has had a lot of coverage for her ruined garden which included more ‘than 100 plant varieties — flowers, apple trees, pecan trees, grapes, lemons, stevia, strawberries and several types of mint among many others — that Morrison used not only for food, but for medicinal purposes such as treating her diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis’.
See this report from Mother Nature Network, or this one from Oklahoma’s Own, or this one from Reason Hit&Run , or this one from TreeHugger and if, having read all of those, you want to support Denise in getting her garden back up and running, you can sign this petition, or you can send donations to Denise via Lori Fulbright, C/O News On 6, 302 S. Frankfort, Tulsa, OK 74120.