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!
I am supporting this 101%...thanx Red! people should have done this long time ago, plant edibles, consumables, one that will nourish your family and not your backyard.
Imagine 101%, nice of you, Cass...
:) ... naturelover ako eh ..dat includes everything on it ... (homosapiens) ... hehehe
and thanx Sani ...
I do not agree of having a Vegetable Garden in the front of your House. Why do not you have a Vegetable garden at the rear of the house? In India we never have a Vegetable garden in the front of a house and we always have it at the rear of the house.
The front Vegetable Garden will totally spoil the asthetic sense of a house.
I'm sorry but I don't appreciate the patronising tone being used here. Everybody is entitled to their opinion and it takes a very mature and tolerant individual to accept a parallel thought process that's different from theirs. Most importantly, doing courses does not develop aesthetic sense! Coming from a predominantly farming family running a full fledge organic farm in India, we don't need courses in horticulture, gardening, soils etc etc etc to understand the underpinnings and importance...
I'm sorry but I don't appreciate the patronising tone being used here. Everybody is entitled to their opinion and it takes a very mature and tolerant individual to accept a parallel thought process that's different from theirs. Most importantly, doing courses does not develop aesthetic sense! Coming from a predominantly farming family running a full fledge organic farm in India, we don't need courses in horticulture, gardening, soils etc etc etc to understand the underpinnings and importance of sustainable farming. YES patchy front ended vegetable gardens will ruin the look of a house. A back kitchen garden or even container gardens are much better and viable options.
AS I was going to say..WAKE UP AND SMELL THE VEGETABLE!
puff c'est pas possible de voir encore des gens qui trouve çà bizarre alors qu'ici on en a tous un de ptit jardin! c'est essentiel pour bien manger.
ha ces américains!!!