Why is it that His Bobness must jet off to touch the hems of their mayoral regalia?
Turns out it's so Bob can see for himself how the big players cut the mustard. In Seattle he's seen forests full of the stuff, and much more besides. While the food forest concept has been advocated locally for years it's been largely treated with scorn by our event management overlords. Now perhaps its time has come, unless Bob's simply scraping the barrel to justify his need to be anywhere but Christchurch.