Janet Benton
Janet Benton

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!

Sue Jennings
Sue Jennings
  • Janet Benton

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

Tineke Dubbelman
Tineke Dubbelman

Go for it! It is your garden and it really looks great!

Chel Byrom
Chel Byrom
  • Tineke Dubbelman

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.

Rene Thibault
Rene Thibault

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.

Chel Byrom
Chel Byrom
  • Rene Thibault

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...;)

Deborah Mills
Deborah Mills

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.

Sean Wilson
Sean Wilson
  • Deborah Mills

Deborah Mills? So some places making it against the law to grow a garden on a front yard?

Deborah Mills
Deborah Mills
  • Deborah Mills

I find it absurd that it should be against the law.

Christine Maloney
Christine Maloney

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.

Bozena Sawa
Bozena Sawa
  • Christine Maloney

what image are you talking about? - I do not care where food is coming from - is that the image

Christine Maloney
Christine Maloney
  • Christine Maloney

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.

Billy Angus
Billy Angus

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!

Billy Angus
Billy Angus
  • Billy Angus

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. :)

Billy Angus
Billy Angus
  • Billy Angus

Proofreading again: WOULD*

Minda Morton
Minda Morton

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!

Billy Angus
Billy Angus
  • Minda Morton

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. :)

Charlotte Smail
Charlotte Smail
  • Minda Morton

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!

Kathy Chrostowski
Kathy Chrostowski

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 .

Maria Adelir Righetto
Maria Adelir Righetto

muito lovavel, contem comigo.....

Alex Wear
Alex Wear

insanity begins with the monolith of government.

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