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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Barefoote Gardener














I met Jon recently, when he visited Riverton in search of a forest garden. He found ours and while we enjoyed a wander through the trees and shrubs, Jon told me about his project in Dunedin. To follow Jon's developing project, read his blog. Jon has kindly featured my very own Common Ground proposal there, along with all the material he has already amassed. He's a visionary kinda guy, is Jon.


7 comments:

corokia green said...

Sure is a great vision Robert. More power to everyone's seed ball throwing and planting arms. This is a clear statement about a vision you have. I wonder if any visitors to your blog who don't comment (but sometimes post links to your blog in the comments of another one) will feel the need to ask you what you mean by visionary and suggest that this means the Greens will tax trees.

Armchair Critic said...

I know what you mean, CG. Did you know that every time Robert posts about fog he is actually suggesting that the Greens want to tax clouds? And guess what posts that mention the sea are about. Yes, a tax on waves.

corokia green said...

OMG! AC, Robert clearly has an secret AGENDA . I suppose the only way to fight this is by joining the National party. Now don’t you go interpreting this as me suggesting you said that , it would be such a shame to see the comments thread go off on a tangent in that way.

robertguyton said...

What a joy it is to have commenters who are subtle, nuanced, clever and full of good humour. I'm so buoyed by you both, that I'll make it thriugh the afternoon after all - I'm bagging-up fruit trees for our sale and was beginning to fade, but now, it will be a pleasure to dig and bag the remaining 500!
Corokia - will you wear a 'I love John' badge, like the others do (sometimes under their lapel, closer to their heart, and that's the blokes)?

corokia green said...

Hope you're not making assumptions about me based on anything I've written Robert. Good to have a laugh eh? That's a lot of trees to bag. I plan to put a couple of rows of jersey bennes in this weekend, they might get frosted, but worth a go. Got about 50 trees coming this month, pecans, hazels (cross between the turkish tree hazel and bush one) some african trees my spouse thought sounded interesting and ugni. Next year more apricots (and apples). This world needs more trees.

robertguyton said...

Excellent! 50 trees plus 2 rows of Jersey Bennies is a very impressive effort, corokia green!
Well done.

Armchair Critic said...

It can't be a SECRET AGENDA, because you can tell a lot about a person from their blog.
You might be on to something with this "let's join the National Party" thing. Then we could abolish every other political party. And there would be no need for a change to a four year term of parliament, we could just cancel all future elections. And all the litigious authoritarians would be happy.