[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Ecology is easyNear my house there are several trees and flowers such as pine trees and lilies. I always thought that they had grown by themselves.
Then one day I found out that grandmothers and other people had taken care of them. If we ask ourselves why people spend so much time in grooming these things, the simple answer is that human nature dictates to us to do so.
Building an ecological city is not such a hard thing to do as one might think.
If everyone would just groom something on idle fields, that would be the base for an ecological city.
A perfect example that comes to mind is Cuba’s Havana. By law, idle fields are turned into kitchen gardens while the usage of chemicals is forbidden.
This is something that we can easily do. We don’t necessarily need a grand plan to turn our city into an ecological one.
We need the effort to follow the developed nations’ models, but utilizing idle fields would be a much easier step to take.
Our government needs to seriously study how it could groom those kitchen gardens in our cities. Grandmothers groom those gardens without anyone telling them to do so.
At least, our government should not disrupt them.
by Choi Ji-hun
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