Just a thought about the coming climate change and the role of the City of Nelson and its citizens in averting global warming and/or surviving it. Last month there was an article in your paper about a city council resolution to make climate change a focus of its strategic priorities. This month, there was another article about promoting laneway houses. Does anyone else see the irony here?
We used to be a Communities in Bloom city promoting gardens and greenery. Now city council wants to promote building houses in yards and potential garden spaces in town. Do we really want to mitigate, adapt to, and be resilient to climate change? I can think of quite a few reasons why promoting planting fruit trees and vegetable gardens would do all of that.
For example, it is quite easy to grow 10 per cent of your food in a modest size garden in Nelson,