“A Tale of Two Neighbours” is a story of two neighbours on either side of a river. One was an environmentalist who grazed his cattle right up to the edge of the river. The other was Geoff Lawton.
If you have ever heard of plant prejudice and how that sentiment plays a role in developing land, then this story will resonate with you. On one side of the river the weeds are saving the creek bank from soil erosion, even if they eventually just pioneer the situation into an emergent rainforest. The conservationist greenies use Roundup (glyphosate) to control weeds to plant native trees. If we stop being prejudice about plants and start being open minded about their potential in beneficial functions, we stop using nightmare chemicals.