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*
Didn't a couple in Canada (Montreal?) just go through this about 6 months ago? There was a huge petition response and in the end, the municipal gov. ended up changing the ordinance and hiring the couple to help establish a new policy ALLOWING front yard gardens? Why do we have to keep visitng the same stupid stuff over and over? What is it with people? I think a pretty, well tended vegetable garden is quite lovely, and an addition to any neighborhood! Not to mention exactly what...
Didn't a couple in Canada (Montreal?) just go through this about 6 months ago? There was a huge petition response and in the end, the municipal gov. ended up changing the ordinance and hiring the couple to help establish a new policy ALLOWING front yard gardens? Why do we have to keep visitng the same stupid stuff over and over? What is it with people? I think a pretty, well tended vegetable garden is quite lovely, and an addition to any neighborhood! Not to mention exactly what Michelle Obama is trying to promote - more fresh vegetables in our crappy national diet!
I have to give our First Lady lots of credit for her cause in
promoting a healthy diet of fruits and veggies.
I've been a vegetarian since 1984 and we can get our
protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber from plant-based sources
such as beans, spinach, kale, broccoli, blueberries and other fruits, nuts, etc.,
and reject animal meat altogether. :)
McMinnville is full of front and side yard gardens. They don't stand out any more than flowers and are very pretty. When you walk around so that you can see all the things growing they're quite inspiring. I do think if people have front yard gardens they should look nice. But I have neighbors with roses and such in their front yard who park on their grass like it's a ghetto and snarly weeds are all over - I'd rather have a pretty garden!
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!!!
Not only is this great use of an untapped space.You are not polluting the environment and no fumes from a mower as well!
If the reasons for it to be illegal are aesthetics I must say that, in my opinion, vegetable gardens are MUCH nicer than lawn. Anyway aesthetics rhyme with ethics.
You just can't win no matter what you do now days. The guy just wants some fresh veggies from his own garden. Who cares if its in his OWN front yard., hey it could be worse. At least he isn't growing an illegal substance!
What people do for their "grass crop" ought to be illegal. It often pollutes the air with noise and 20x worse emissions per gallon of gas than cars, and the fertilizers and pesticides exacerbate the folly. Less Lawn, More Food!
Code Enforcement should go after the house in the neighborhood with the lawn out of control not this person's well maintained vegetable garden. Dyer and Crotty should suspend this case and amend the rules allowing vegetable garden's on person's personal property. What is better 3 to 5 cars parked on a front yard or a beautiful vegetable garden?