30 Jul '12, 9am

Stay-at-Home Dad Wins Right to Front Yard Vegetable Garden

Stay-at-Home Dad Wins Right to Front Yard Vegetable Garden

Karl Tricamo has gardened off and on since he was a child. He says he's had about six or seven seasons in which to hone his "green thumb." Earlier this year, his concerns about GMOs and the use of pesticides and herbicides in industrial farming prompted the stay-at-home dad to convert his front lawn into a vegetable garden. His plant list included 55 heirloom varieties of plants like, tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant and various ornamental plants. Before starting his garden he reviewed the city’s ordinances to ensure that he was following all the necessary rules in regards to front yard landscaping. © Karl Tricamo Ferguson, Missouri, city officials were not as impressed with Karl’s due diligence and his desire to feed his family with food he sustainably grew in his front yard. His landlord (his fiancee's brother) was cited for “Failure to meet the minimum standards of t...

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