In a Stunning Reversal, Drummondville Couple told they can Keep Their Front Yard Vegetable Garden
After petitions and e-mails poured in from around the world, Josee Landry and Michel Beauchamp have been allowed to keep their front yard vegetable garden.
In Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, Josee Landry and Michel Beauchamp, after constructing a front yard vegetable garden, were warned by the Municipal Council under threat of criminal penalties to remove it, but city authorities had no idea what they would set in motion as a result of their threat. The news went viral, and as a consequence e-mails and petitions supporting the Beauchamp/Landry garden inundated the Municipal Council.
Early this week, on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, the authorities in Drummondville announced that henceforth front-yard vegetable gardens would be allowed in their city, and they even invited the couple to help shape the city's new guidelines for urban food gardens.
Some stories do indeed have a happy ending.
Link: A Garden in Your Front Yard? Not here.