Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Food Forest
We were up early this morning, so we flicked on the telly, and realised that we hadn't watched the Al Brown programme on Riverton that we'd recorded the other night. So we did, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
And in doing so, we got a glimpse into the world of Robert Guyton and his wife, and their "food forest". Now let's just say that we don't share Robert's political beliefs. But it was fascinating to hear and see their little slice of the world, and especially the bounty of fresh fruit and veges that they produce. We were especially interested in their heritage apple project, and they had some monsters at the bottom of their garden! The apple and worcester berry cobbler that Al Brown created with their produce looked like our type of dessert!
Robert might be annoying on this blog at times (and did we see a red laptop on which he connects to the world?), but we salute him and Robyn today. We don't imagine that the little orchard we've just taken over will ever look like a food forest, but good on them for their passion and commitment to what they believe in. Their beliefs and values may differ from ours, but there's room for all range of worldviews, and we respect theirs even though we may disagree with them.
Gravedodger noted yesterday (in a moment of pre-senile sensibility) that he and Robert would probably have more in common than either of them would be prepared to admit, and we endorse that. We doubt that the problems of the world would be solved if we sat down to a feed of Southland kaimoana, followed by the aforementioned dessert, but we'd give it a damn good try!
So it's a hearty "onya" to the Guytons this morning. Let's keep this post on-topic, and play the ball; Robert gives commenters plenty of free hits at him on other threads. Kepp that food forest flourishing!