20 Sep '11, 1pm

Another urban garden bites the dirt via @grist

Another urban garden bites the dirt via @grist

With the current groundswell of interest in urban homesteading and super-local food production, it's no surprise people are fired up about their right to garden! But it appears that the widespread, incredulous response to the case of the Michigan gardener who faced jail time for growing veggies last year wasn't enough to convince local governments to update their urban agriculture policies. The latest example? Adam Guerrero of Memphis, Tenn., received a citation last week for the "nuisance" caused by the raised vegetable beds and sunflower plants in his yard. This case has an especially ridiculous twist: Guerrero, a high school math teacher, uses the garden to pass his urban farming expertise on to local youth. So far this year, the after-school group has been shown how to make biodiesel, harvest honey, compost, and install solar power. At a time when cities all over the c...

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