Should Home Owners have the right to grow vegetable gardens in their yards?

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  1. Ken Burgess profile image90
    Ken Burgessposted 11 months ago

    Should Home Owners have the right to grow vegetable gardens in their yards?

    In Florida, a couple who started a garden in their front yard was told by the local government that they had to remove it, as it was deemed unsightly, they fought in court, and have lost repeatedly with Judges siding with the local government's right to determine what is aesthetic, and what can be done with your property.  Below is a link to the article describing this matter in more detail, what are your thoughts? … rdens.html

  2. Brinafr3sh profile image78
    Brinafr3shposted 11 months ago

    Yes home owners should have rights to grow food, it's their own property. The government don't want people to grow there own food because people would most-likely reduce their shopping time for food in stores. They want us to continue buying the cloned and hormonal foods that they sell.

    1. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I agree, I think considering it wasn't obscene, it wasn't garbage, at worst they should have been asked to keep it neat & orderly or fenced off... this is an infringement on their liberty, or so it seems to me.

  3. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 11 months ago

    I just had a conversation with our city inspector about my front yard, which doesn't comply to the usual "lawn with shrubs" model of the rest of the neighborhood. As far as he's concerned, as long as whatever I'm growing is kept off the curb and the sidewalk, and neat, he doesn't care what it is---which is as it should be. The city doesn't care if I landscape with azaleas or oregano, as long as I keep it off the public space.

    1. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Smart, I wonder if this is something that one should ask permission from the local zoning board or whatever local enforcement authority happens to have authority.  Like when one gets a permit to rehab part of the home...

    2. lisavollrath profile image96
      lisavollrathposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I'm lucky to live in an older area, with no HOA, in a small enough that my city inspector drives down the street every couple of weeks, and will pull over and talk if I wave hello. Having a chat is much easier than going to court.

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