A Garden in Your Front Yard? Not here.
When they planted a vegetable garden on their front lawn, the town said - oh, no you don't.
Remove that garden right now!
In more and more places people are tearing up their front lawns in order to plant vegetable gardens, a result of both dire economic times and the desire to eat healthier foods. However, municipalities are in several instances taking a dim view of their efforts. In Michigan recently, a man was threatened with a jail sentence if he failed to remove his garden.
Meet the Beauchamps
This spring, Josee Landry and Michel Beauchamp of Drummondville, Quebec, planted what they called the front yard of the future, a spectacular front yard garden full of nutritious organic vegetables. Now, however, town officials are warning them to remove almost all of it., pointing out that the town code prohibits front yard gardens of any kind from taking up more than 30 percent of the lawn space. They have two weeks from today, July 19, 2012, to remove the bulk of the garden or they will face criminal charges.
Gardens are hardly a problem; they're part of the solution to healthier lifestyles for all of us. The one-minute video below shows the construction of the Drummondville front yard garden. It is a delight to watch.
Link: In a Stunning Reversal, Drummondville Couple told they can Keep their Front Yard Vegetable Garden
Preview photo from treehugger.com
Drummondville garden photo from commondreams.org