Re: Garden Crime Blotter
- Subject: Re: [cg] Garden Crime Blotter
- From: Adam36055@aol.com
- Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 11:54:38 EDT
As always, with any cooperative human endeavor, the best policy is to is
trust, but verify.
While I shared with you a particularly egregious example of garden chicanery,
and Mr. Mead from Seattle shared another distressing incident, I believe
that the general run of us could be trusted with 20 dollars, which is more
than I can say about most US Corporate Boards of late.
By way of contrast, the assembled crew of gardeners that I met at last
week's NYC ACGA conference were among the most benign that I have ever met -
great souls. Who would have ever thought it? French community gardeners
reaching out to create community despite cultural norms that view individuals
and families as the central unit; the awe-inspiring example of community
gardeners from Sarajevo who gardened in the face of sniper fire in a horrible
Community gardeners aren't perfect (as anyone who has met me will certainly
attest) but we strive. Stuffing a ballot box for a cause is as American as
cherry pie. Again, we have to trust, verify and maintain a sense of humor
about the process.
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