08 Nov '12, 10am

Orlando Gardener Vows to Fight Anti-Front Yard Veggie Garden Ordinance

Orlando Gardener Vows to Fight Anti-Front Yard Veggie Garden Ordinance

WKMG Local 6 /Video screen capture Tuesday's Presidential Election may have ended the war on women, but the war on gardens still rages on. Click Orlando reports that city officials had ordered Jason Helvingston to remove his front yard veggie garden by this week. According to the news segment, Helvingston’s garden is against city code that requires front yards to be planted with ground cover, which is suppose to provide a uniform appearance and keep property values up. The 25 x 25 foot micro-irrigated front yard edible garden consists of crops like beans, radishes, kale and Swiss chard. And is hardly an eyesore by the looks of the video. In an effort to reach a compromise that would allow him to continue to grow food in his front yard, Helvingston offered to put up a fence but the offer was rebuffed. What will happen now that the deadline to remove the garden has come and ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/orlando-gardener-vo...

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