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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Save the Flowers. Lose the Humans.

Posted by on November 30 at 12:10 PM

Homelessness is a thorny problem and according to Lake City’s community leaders, it demands a thorny solution.

That’s why at a recent neighborhood meeting they moved to replace the Lake City mini-park’s current flora with “abrasive plants to discourage sleeping in flower beds,” according to this month’s Seattle Neighborhood News.

The group is also installing around the flowerbed an ornate-but-foreboding “English-style” wrought iron fence, a design that’s sure to bring colonial flair to the unpleasant business of rousting vagrants.

If this doesn’t work, go with land mines. Or quick sand. Or flesh-eating Amazonian ants. Or a job but only as a last resort.