Plant Tree Seed Natural News Beyond stupid: Florida court declares it’s ILLEGAL to grow food in your own front yard.
Vicki Batts
Written by Vicki Batts
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A court in Florida has decided that homeowners do not, in fact, have the right to garden on their own property. While the court says flower gardens and fruit trees are acceptable horticultural pursuits for a front yard, for some reason vegetables are non-negotiable. Leave it to big government to make it illegal for property owners to grow their own food, on their own land.
The front-garden debacle in Florida's Village of Miami Shores first began a few years ago, when the municipality decided to crack down on gardening. Tom Carroll and Hermine Rickets, homeowners who'd lived in the area for 17 years, were "advised" to tear down the vegetable garden in their front yard. Town officials had changed the zoning laws, making the practice of growing food in your front yard strictly prohibited. The officials told Carroll and Rickets that they would face fines of up to $50 per day if they failed to dig up their garden.

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Not only do these bogus property restrictions infringe on homeowners' property rights, these kinds of ordinances take a serious stab at Americans' rights to food freedom - and further contribute to our culture of dependence. Keeping a home garden is one of the best ways to bolster your independence - no wonder the government is so against it.
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