28 Jul '12, 11pm

'Give Peas a Chance' Protest Saves Front Yard Vegetable Garden - Until Fall | Care2 Causes

'Give Peas a Chance' Protest Saves Front Yard Vegetable Garden - Until Fall | Care2 Causes

The peas have been given a reprieve, until September 1st. Then the villainous vines and crooked cabbage will be sentenced to the compost heap, along with the dastardly dill and randy rhubarb . Josée Landry and Beauchamp have violated a city bylaw. They will follow city rules or pay heavily. Landry and Beauchamp figured their front yard in Drummondville, Quebec, could be put to better use than growing grass. They wanted to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. So they ripped up the sod, built raised beds, and began growing vegetables. Their video shows all that was involved in creating their urban garden . By May the garden was thriving, with neat rows of seedlings, leafy vegetables, and the promise of a tasty harvest. That’s when city hall let them know they were facing fines up to $300 a day if they persisted with their infraction. They have run afoul of a bylaw tha...

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