Worth seeing / hearing / learning

I hope they don't mind me using the photo here, but... have you heard the story of a Canadian couple who put up a vegetable garden in their front yard, like this...

Image source: http://www.ecosnippets.com/gardening/city-asks-couple-to-remove-their-garden/

... and then an inspector from the city council came 'round and asked them to pull it out, and make it into a grass lawn again? It's a fascinating story.

The story about it is here and the video here.


Also, have you read a book called Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy? Its author, Tim Harford, gave an interview to Radio New Zealand National which is available at www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201857379/50-things-that-made-the-modern-economy . It's a good listen!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see they won, that is wonderful! I remember walking past a garden a bit like this in Levin back when my Gran lived there, I always thought it was a great use of space and their vege patch always did well too. I don't know why we have such an attachment to the lawn thing, I'd rather put our section to veges, but my dearest wants his lawn.