Letter: Langley City urban garden should be a no-brainer

Editor: The NIMBYism of some people never ceases to amaze me, especially when it comes to something like urban farming, which should be such a no-brainer.

Does anybody ever stop to realize that every single thing we own came in a truck?

Or how much of the cost of anything goes to feed said diesel-belching behemoth?

So now we have some City residents who complain that an urban farming project on totally wasted land under powerlines will ruin the character of the area, create traffic and parking issues and a potential pest problem?

But nobody seems to say much like that about the largest Parkour park in Canada right next door.

Heavens, no, we wouldn’t want all those peaceful tree planters invading our precious wasted space, spreading their stinky fertilizer in the spring and tossing us a few of their over burden of tomatoes and other fresh produce all summer long.

As far as I am concerned, we should plough the entire area under those lines under and use every square inch for farming, because with land values going the way they are — and the stupidity of all of us for allowing it — we should be so lucky this area isn’t turned into a homeless camp.

Live and let live. Grow and let grow!

Danny A. Halmo


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