23 Sep '11, 11pm

Good news for Guerrero’s garden via @grist

Good news for Guerrero’s garden via @grist

Photo: Vicki Moore Adam Guerrero, the Memphis teacher who last week became the latest victim of outdated city codes that classify urban agriculture as a nuisance, will get to keep his garden, ruled county judge Larry Potter in a hearing today. Guerrero agreed to spruce things up a little -- he'll keep his plants trimmed, remove a few worm bins, and install mesh covers on his rain barrels to keep the mosquitoes out. The Memphis Flyer reports that Potter appeared concerned about the huge amount of negative attention the case attracted across the internet, saying, "I never said you could not have a garden. That's inaccurate. I've always encouraged environmental activism, sustainability, going green, and blight reduction." Levi Dowdy, the neighbor who originally brought the complaint against Guerrero, attended the hearing and voiced his concerns that the cleanup measures Potte...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/urban-agriculture/2011-09-23-good-ne...

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