Skip to comments.Florida couple faces charges over home vegetable garden
Posted on 01/08/2013 10:07:15 PM PST by krularebbe
(Scroll down for video) A Florida couple faces hefty financial charges after refusing to give up their home vegetable garden, according to press reports in Orlando Florida.
The couple's home vegetable garden which is located in the College Park section of Orlando, is on the cutting board again after the city threatened hefty fines if not uprooted this week, according to a group for citizens rights.
Jason and Jennifer Helvenston announced that they are launching the "Plant a Seed, Change the law," program to protest Orlando's law against home gardens, saying it violates their constitutional right to peaceful use of their property to grow their own food.
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We can’t just let people grow their own vegetables! If we did, that would lead to anarchy!! Leave produce to the trained professionals. Depend on others. It’s good for you.
is it because the garden is in the front yard?
I suspect Del Monte is behind this.
The city told them to plant grass.
Eat grass, citizen. And be thankful we allow that.
In the middle class suburb of my youth, our Italian neighbors did indeed garden in their front yard, but so elegantly that it was more appealing to the eye than standard landscaping.
My diving (and drinking) buddy, on the other hand, when at the age of 21 was allowed to take over his mother’s house a block away, decided to grow corn in his front yard . . .
Well, hey, corn *is* a type of grass...
From the photo at the article it appears to be.
okay--that made me laugh...
Lettuce not have a rhubarb, bicker over who grew what, where. Human beans who carrot all about their neighbors won’t turn their front yards into truck farms.
In a nutshell.
What’s changed since then?
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Oh, let me count the ways.
Start with (80’s) the ‘hippy offspring’ from the 60’s were coming of age, the hippy’s/peacenicks were underground slowly entrenching themselves in our education and political system.
“WE” just continued to work on, subtly ignoring the signs but kept going to work, feeding the juggernaut that was eating us alive.
By the time us pre boomers were getting to the ‘retirement’ table we ‘woke up’ to find that the inmates had indeed taken over the asylum -
We are ‘almost’ the bottom line in the old saying:
“First they came for the poor, then they came for the lame, etc etc etc now “WE” are at the stage of ‘they are coming for ‘US’ and there is no one left to help ‘us’”.
OF COURSE, when all the ‘worker bees’ fail to come out of the hive to support the ‘queen bee’ the ‘queen bees’ loyal subjects will turn on themselves first, and by the time they figure out it is time to come for us, hopefully ‘WE’ will be awake and able enough to take care of ourselves.....
NOW this is NOT a broad bush attack on one generation or another, there are plenty of good and bad (at least in our way of thinking) from our and their generations but like the man says, “Americas chickens have come home to roost” let me add: They just are outnumbering the Hawks and Eagles, but maybe, just maybe the Hawks and Eagles will awaken and bring some civility back to the table.
Eat Recycled Food. For a happier healthier live. Be kind and peacefull to each other, eat Recycled Food. Recycled Food, its good for the environment and o.k. for you.
On the other hand,I support the right of property owners to grow a garden anywhere on their land and to repair their car in the driveway as long as the work doesn’t create noise noise after sunset.
The nation has too many tyrants decreeing what may and may not be done on one’s own property.
LAst week the WLW radio host went on and on about Christmas decoration STILL being displayed in yards a week after Christmas—I had to applaud the caller who told him “it’s none of your business..”
I’d grow pampas grass...a lot of it!