Monday, October 1, 2012

How Green is Our Valley

Franklin District where we live has a robust economy with one steel mill, a number of dairy farms and loads of horticultural businesses (both in open fields and greenhouses). It used to be an independent district with its own local council and one of the best councils in the country at that (very businesslike and efficient). However, a couple of years ago the district has been divided and a large chunk of it has been lumped in with Auckland City amidst a great deal of locals’ discontent.

When we drive out of town centre, we normally see green fields with stocks on them or rows and rows of vegetables growing in the fields or rows and rows of green houses on both sides of the roads. The rows of vegetables are very pleasing to the eyes and also to the knowledge that a lot of vegetables we eat are grown locally.

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