When I first heard about the court order calling for the dismantling of Adam Guerrero’s front yard vegetable garden I thought, “At last, a bit of good news.”
Because if there’s one threat that Memphis doesn’t need, it is citizens that grow their own food, stabilize honey bee populations, and engage in other brutal acts of greenerism.
But when I dropped by Adam’s house to generously help destroy the offending greenery, I was dismayed to learn that most of the garden had been pardoned by Judge Larry Potter the day before.
Of course, I had heard about the 9000 misguided souls who signed the petition. And the scores of websites across the nation who picked up the story. And even the interference of Alicia Silverstone.
But I never imagined that any of that could thwart the defoliating power of justice.
Though saddened, I took the opportunity to interview Adam and get the dirt on the garden first hand. I was reassured to learn that he has received a whole new array of legal obstacles to overcome. (Hear audio at bottom of post)
Also, traveling just a couple blocks to either side of his house, I pointed out several of his non-gardening neighbors for him to emulate as he takes his first steps on a journey that I hope may lead him back to sanity and corporate dependence.
I would like to publicly acknowledge the Washington Post, MTV.com, BoingBoing, Change.org, Treehugger.com, Alicia Silverstone, and scores of others. Thanks to you, another photosynthesizing menace is still on the loose. (For now)
Listen here for my interview with Adam Guerrero: