Melissa R Walker 
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Re: “Seeds of Discontent

This is not a whining liberal situation, sir. The man owns or rents the land. It is his. The man has the right to grow food on that land. Many vegetables are used as ornamental flowers in very ritzy neighborhoods, in Boca Raton, Florida. One complaint from one whiney conservative Monsanto stockholder does not constitute a nuisance. Please remember that Thomas Jefferson was a farmer who strongly believed in agriculture and that George Washington grew marijuana on his front lawn.

Even if your county paid THIS TEACHER a decent wage, the man has the right to grow NON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED food for his family! Perhaps you should open your mind, sir, because nothing tastes as good as a fresh tomato right off the vine.

One solution might be for the entire neighborhood to start gardens and or go native. It would certainly be a GOOD selling point for many folks and an incentive to show some intellectual initiative in Memphis. Afterall, let's face it...if I had a dollar for every international person who has asked me if I was a "hillbilly" I would have a great little stash. Tennessee really comes off to many international people as a non progressive state, and it is people like you that give Tennessee a real 'hick" personae. Times are changing and Tennessee is becoming very progressive.

It is my suggestion that you complain about more important issues than a teacher having a garden, and using that garden as a classroom project on sustainable development. You are either very old and bored OR just very boring with no capacity for thinking outside the box. Kudos to the teacher. May his garden "Grow, Baby, Grow". Melissa Renee Walker - GO VOLS!

Posted by Melissa R Walker on 09/16/2011 at 10:29 AM


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