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...;)
I would rather see a vegetable garden in the front yard then junk cars and or beer bottles. I am sorry Christine, who are you to say what should be grown where? Image to uphold please, in this day and age. With all the Vacant lots and foreclosed properties? I guess I must be living in the wrong part of the world.
Deborah Mills? So some places making it against the law to grow a garden on a front yard?
I find it absurd that it should be against the law.
Note, I am not defending him, but, some places have an image to uphold. If they grew the garden in the back yard, it wouldn't be an issue. That is, if you have a decent size back yard.
what image are you talking about? - I do not care where food is coming from - is that the image
Here in the United States, some residencies have restrictions and deed limited areas. With that said, if someone has a deed in that area, and it states that the front lawn must be up kept and looking nicely. I like growing my own fruits and veggies as much as the next person, I just use areas that some people wouldn't consider an eye sore. His isn't to us, but to others, it is.
Orlando officials, if you can talk the talk, ya' better walk the walk and allow residents grow their own food and help them save money rather than wasting tax dollars on frivelous, backwards-minded ordinances such as this, dispense with your anti-vegetartian/anti-vegan attitude, embrace the 21st Century, and allow folks to grow their veggie gardens...Or else, you'll find yourselves living in cardboard shacks underneath highway bridges, in rags, be looking for your next meal from a garbage can!
Oops, that should be (anti)-VEGETARIAN...
Actually, it owuld be great if folks here could reject
animal meat in favor of vegetarian/vegan products,
for the betterment of health AND our Earth's animal kingdom. :)
Proofreading again: WOULD*
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.
This is a bunch of bull,thay should plant their garden anyplace thay want. Not only is it good for you're helth but it looks nice. Theirs some yards that have those ugly stone's in their front lawn also cars broken down and the county barely go after that .