Friday, 7 November 2008

Boris Johnson ushers in a faster food revolution

A bowl of Maris Pipers to P. Card for that advice...

6 comments:

Helen said...

Very sound advice. This week I met someone who'd been at a recording of The Weakest Link Celebrity Special, featuring Ms Boycott, who told me that even though the questions had been dumbed right down for the slebs she was having great difficulty in answering them.

Tom said...

Dunning-Kruger strikes again?

angelneptunestar said...

How do the two comments relate to the article about the roof gardens, are they misprints? Anyone who has a roof garden has to have had proper architectural advice, and some pots and trestles growing potatoes and salad stuff aren't going to make anyone's roof collapse. If there is the slightest danger, I am sure people will get it checked out, they aren't fools.

The Troll said...

No misprint. From the Times:

"Swathes of unused space in London, including flat roofs, are to be converted into vegetable gardens in an initiative that gives a new meaning to the slogan “Dig for Victory”.

"Roof gardens, disused railway yards, housing estates and school gardens will be transformed in a push for sustainability by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London.

"The unused spaces are to be converted into rows of potatoes, tomatoes and brussels sprouts in a green drive with a lofty aim: to feed the 2012 Olympians with products grown in the capital.

"The flat roofs in London offer an area roughly 24 times the size of Richmond Park, and Mr Johnson's aides have been trawling the city to find them. Owners will be offered incentives to convert their space into a fertile environment and be provided with necessities such as tools and compost.

"The Times has learnt that the mayor intends to create 2,012 new growing spaces in time for the Olympics, in the hope that some of the food will be provided to athletes."

(vegetable) pie in the sky.

sarah hart said...

Couldn't Boris concentrate on creating 2012 affordable housing estates instead of these useless headline grabbers that do nothing except publicise him?

Helen said...

Yeah, I can just see the Olympic catering contractors phoning around every morning to see whose flat roof's got some ripe tomatoes. I reckon Boris has been influenced by the BNP and their desire to plant fruit trees because then everyone will be healthy and not let perfectly good apples, pears and plums rot on the trees in their back gardens as they do now. Yeah.