I hope the Code Enforcement gets a grip and stop harassing the people for growing their own vegetables, whether it is in their front yard or back yard. Good Luck!
AMEN SISTER! PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO GROW VEGGIES N IN MY BOOK EVEN POT IF IT MAKES THEM :) <3 MAN U THINK THEY WERE MAKING CRACK OR SOMETHING!!
I don't understand a problem in planting an edible landscape. What is the prob?
in a lot of neighborhoods its against the neighborhood ordinances. most say something to the effect that landscaping must be ornamental and conform to the landscapes around them. its ridiculous really.
Heard that somewhere in Canada, a town is trying to ban ALL home gardens! This gov. nose in everyones business needs to stop!
That is what the country just put in Office BIG Gov supporters
We have a "Weed Commissioner" in our town. There are 36 weeds on the Noxious Weed list (including Daisies and Blackeyed Susans). If spotted having any one of those "weeds" in your garden (even in the backyard!), you are notified to destroy it. If you fail to do so, you are warned that the city can remove the weed (even spray toxic chemicals!), and you will be fined. Failure to comply can land you in jail. Ordinance was implemented in 1971. I currently owe $50. And all of this in a county...
We have a "Weed Commissioner" in our town. There are 36 weeds on the Noxious Weed list (including Daisies and Blackeyed Susans). If spotted having any one of those "weeds" in your garden (even in the backyard!), you are notified to destroy it. If you fail to do so, you are warned that the city can remove the weed (even spray toxic chemicals!), and you will be fined. Failure to comply can land you in jail. Ordinance was implemented in 1971. I currently owe $50. And all of this in a county that professes to produce the largest ammount of Organic food in the nation!
I have a BEAUTIFUL front yard garden, vegetables and flowers. I eat from it every day and in this tourist town of Calistoga people stop and take photos and tell me how wonderful it is! How odd not to allow people to do this.
I hope you will consider signing this petition, I did.
We love our front-yard vegetable garden in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania. Many of our neighbors have front-yard gardens, too. Vegetables can't grow without sun! And for many, our big backyard trees make a backyard garden impossible. Would it be preferable for people to cut down their backyard trees so they can grow veggies there? NOT!
That is one of the reasons the first person in our city to get fined for growing 2 tomato plants in her front yard was growing them there. We have a huge tree canopy, being a city of trees. Now anyone can plant what they want in their front yard instead of only lawn. Sustainable Urban Gardens www.sacgardens.org
Go for it! It is your garden and it really looks great!
Nice as it is you could get creative with your herbs and veg. Many have flowers and they all have interesting foliage. Why not plan their individual needs with your plot so that you can walk around a prettily-conventional-styled garden and still get maximum produce? Once the principle of private property, private use has been won anyway. Good luck.
Lawns are not a natural condition for anywhere. Lawns are an artificial manipulation of foreign varieties of grass to grow with an abundance of resources that could be better used toward the production of leafy greens & vegetables for a healthy diet. Lawns=excessive use of water+chemicals(Pesticides, fungicides, nitrates) whereas vegetables=organic methods of cultivation with minimal impact on the environment.
Lawns are another use of grasses. In the wild, the grass needs animals to graze in order to help with proper rejuvenation/colonisation of grassy areas. Getting a goat or two, or sheep instead of pesticides and mowers might be an interesting option of protest...;)
crazy, all over europe people grow food in any space they have available. I don't know why more people don't do it!
when i started a garden in my front yard, flowers, fruit and veges, i had neighbors come and say, "what are you doing"? in a tone that suggested i was ruining the neighborhood. now, most of them have followed suit, except for fruit and veges!
Totally ridiculous law. Any effort to grow food and feed people should be supported. It is both ethically and environmentally the right thing to do.
It should be allowed!