Friday, March 12, 2010

Call Any Vegetable*

Butterfly gardens: OK

Vegetable gardens: Not OK

According to the Washington Post:

"Last October, Donna Marchick, a program administrator at the Department of Facilities Management, informed teachers at Maryvale Elementary School that food was not permitted to be grown on school grounds.

"As you know," she wrote, "food-bearing plants attract pests. Maryland law restricts the use of pesticides on school grounds. Therefore, planting of food bearing plants is prohibited by MCPS.""

The complete Washington Post article further says that Jerry Weast, by memo, has prohibited food gardens on MCPS property. To read the full article, click HERE.

*and the chances are good a vegetable will respond to you. F. Zappa

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