Farms for Food or Trees?

This morning's weekly visit to the University Farmers' Market was punctuated by smells and sights of that most peculiarly seasonal crop--cut trees loading onto shiny autos for their journeys' next leg toward "yard waste" collection and municipal composting.


Farms for Food or Trees?

The debate about carbon footprint and life cycle impacts of lead-laced chinese PVC fake versus live-cut trees bounces on between the likes of national xmas tree trade groups (who claim plastic beats grown trees here!) and Nature Conservancy representatives who claim benefits of ongoing cultivation on tree farms.

But for today, and year round,  a compelling story is plainly told by two very straightforward Seattle NFMA signs:

Farms for Food or Trees?
Farms for Food or Trees?
It is unquestionably something tasty and nutritious to chew on. 

But while some busily that repeat that most peculiar annual routine, it's impossible to get out of my mind the humorous lampoon by Jim Gaffigin's monologue

Stephen A