When the problem becomes the solution: FOOD. Growing it and sharing the seeds for a healthy future. Props to "Let's Plant some SHIT!" Ron Finley's talk gave insight on what motivated him and his team to grow edible usable greens. http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_guerilla_gardener_in_south_central_la.html
LA Green Grounds is an inspiration to create action, intervention, share ideas.
On a Cape Town ground level: I wonder what we could come up with at 100 in 1 day: Cape Town facilitated by Kaospilots.
On May 25th, 100 in 1 day: Cape Town will be a citizen driven festival of doing, that let's us realise our dreams we want to see and create in our city just like Ron Finley did.
I want to see food forests and fruit trees to be at bus stops. When I walk my dog, I can also bring a bag and pick fruits in my neighbourhood along the way. I do find fruit trees where I can . . . here are some of my recipes from The Culinary Linguist.
An interesting fact:
"Why did Jan Van Riebeeck plant roses in the Cape? Not for cut flowers, but for rose water"
- Hetta van Deventer-Terblanche - South African storytelling on a plate (from her talk at EatOut Food Network DsTV Conference in Cape Town)
Now I don't feel so bad picking lemons occasionally from Company Garden's lemon tree in the rose bush section.