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Man Fights to Grow Veggies in Front Yard AND WINS!

 
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Don't get me wrong, I have a vegetable garden an 18 x 25 plot of land (450 square feet) of orderly rows and plantings. It is a 'farm' not an ornamental garden.

While a vegetable garden can look nice as a traditional veg garden, it is not the same thing as an ornamental garden, what is traditionally found in the front of a house.

If they really wanted to do this right, they would have used vegetables plants mixed in with companion plants like marigold, nasturtium and herbs and laid it all out as a flower garden.

Each time the 'front yard vegetable garden' is brought up as an 'eyesore' the owner has attempted to make a traditional vegetable garden with little to no heed of the rest of the community that they live in.

Tomatoes, eggplants, pole beans, bush beans, and a goodly many of the other typical veg one finds in a vegetable garden can be planted separately.

I have 10 tomato plants on my property. 4 are in the vegetable garden, the rest are set in flower beds and planted as much as decoration as for food. My front porch with the awning and posts flanking the walk was has sentinel tomatoes on each post surrounded by a bed of marigold and nasturtium. While the tomatoes are vegetables, they are being used a decorative plantings, and few people who look at them even know that instead of shrubs they are looking at food.

A few years I grew string beans up the awning poles. I treated is as an ivy not as a food crop. It looked nice and provided us with some food.

This is what people with a front yard garden really need to do, incorporate the veg into an ornamental (pretty) layout to disguise the 'farm'.

Do it that way and you are less likely to draw attention of code/law folk.
 Quoting: Bowyn Aerrow


I am speechless at the utter nonsense. Who in the sam hill dictates what a proper yard should look like. In the "old days" gardens were often part of the front yard. Do you really think we should be wasting water on grass that does nothing? Grass belongs in a pasture so your "farm" animals can eat it.

It is not like the damn garden can't be pulled up, leveled and replanted to grass for some other misguided fools concept of a "proper" yard. The soil will be much better for having been a garden in the first place.

The sheer ignorance of a couple of posts in this thread is breath-taking. You would DENY a person the right to grow their own food, provide their family with nutritious alternatives to pesticide and nutritionally deficit supermarket food, all for the sake of a pretty water and nitrogen guzzling lawn?

Astounding! Simply astounding.

Plant on all you Urban Farmers!! Plant on!! Raise your rakes, your shovels, and seeds and strike down the souless robots who would deny you the right of self-sufficiency for a patch of grass!!!

Deny conformity where ever it is found!!
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It's his land, he should be allowed to do what he wants with it. If you want to control your neighbors yard, then buy it. Otherwise, you really have no say.

Besides, grass is ugly.
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This! clappa
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People should not be allowed to grow their own food especially in city gardens. They do not look nice next to manicured lawns. The vegetables will probably be polluted and not fit for human consumption. Worse is that if lots of people did it it would affect the employment of all sorts of people, and prevent money from circulating in the economy. He is affecting the supermarkets, the truckers who move the food around, the farmers and pickers. He is contributing to a cost rise for everyone, because eventually there will not need to be so much moved around, so it will cost more to deliver what is needed. Growing your own food is economic treason and treason against the people and it must be stamped out.
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Are you on crack?! Or better yet bath salts when typing that up. Your fucking insane to think like that, please do everyone and favor and run into a knife.
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RTFLMAO!!!!!!
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Do you guys REALLY not sense the sarcasm? Wow. Forget the sarcasm meter. Time to take an IQ test. Or not.
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He's a troll... what do you expect???
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Do you guys REALLY not sense the sarcasm? Wow. Forget the sarcasm meter. Time to take an IQ test. Or not.
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Sarcasm or not, the scary part is that there really are people who feel that way.
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I'm glad he won. I grow veggies in my front yard, too.

My yard looks a lot better than the other ones around me.
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Still waiting for new info about the Tulsa, OK case where the city tore out her garden.
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Do you guys REALLY not sense the sarcasm? Wow. Forget the sarcasm meter. Time to take an IQ test. Or not.
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He's a troll... what do you expect???
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I expect that people would realize that and not be so stupid that they actually take it seriously. WOW. Some major dipposaround here. IQ test would be pointless. Results = less than 60. Confirmed.
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Do you guys REALLY not sense the sarcasm? Wow. Forget the sarcasm meter. Time to take an IQ test. Or not.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8036987


Sarcasm or not, the scary part is that there really are people who feel that way.
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NO, what's scarier is that people cannot sense when someone is being "over the top" for "effect."

OMFG. Just OMFG.
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People should not be allowed to grow their own food especially in city gardens. They do not look nice next to manicured lawns. The vegetables will probably be polluted and not fit for human consumption. Worse is that if lots of people did it it would affect the employment of all sorts of people, and prevent money from circulating in the economy. He is affecting the supermarkets, the truckers who move the food around, the farmers and pickers. He is contributing to a cost rise for everyone, because eventually there will not need to be so much moved around, so it will cost more to deliver what is needed. Growing your own food is economic treason and treason against the people and it must be stamped out.
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feedtroll
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Do you guys REALLY not sense the sarcasm? Wow. Forget the sarcasm meter. Time to take an IQ test. Or not.
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i know, right? sheesh
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Good for you Karl!
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People should not be allowed to grow their own food especially in city gardens. They do not look nice next to manicured lawns. The vegetables will probably be polluted and not fit for human consumption. Worse is that if lots of people did it it would affect the employment of all sorts of people, and prevent money from circulating in the economy. He is affecting the supermarkets, the truckers who move the food around, the farmers and pickers. He is contributing to a cost rise for everyone, because eventually there will not need to be so much moved around, so it will cost more to deliver what is needed. Growing your own food is economic treason and treason against the people and it must be stamped out.
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feedtroll
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LOL to me it's clearly not a troll and just a pretty funny joke. Like this exactly the type of silly thinking from the people who gave the citation and 528 is just exaggeration it for laughs (though some take it seriously as a troll attempt)

"What will it look like later, mud?" Again, another silly 'argument' from the one who voted against him on many levels
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People should not be allowed to grow their own food especially in city gardens. They do not look nice next to manicured lawns. The vegetables will probably be polluted and not fit for human consumption. Worse is that if lots of people did it it would affect the employment of all sorts of people, and prevent money from circulating in the economy. He is affecting the supermarkets, the truckers who move the food around, the farmers and pickers. He is contributing to a cost rise for everyone, because eventually there will not need to be so much moved around, so it will cost more to deliver what is needed. Growing your own food is economic treason and treason against the people and it must be stamped out.
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LOL!!!!!!!!

Wow you deserve EVERYTHING that you wish upon yourself.
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People should not be allowed to grow their own food especially in city gardens. They do not look nice next to manicured lawns. The vegetables will probably be polluted and not fit for human consumption. Worse is that if lots of people did it it would affect the employment of all sorts of people, and prevent money from circulating in the economy. He is affecting the supermarkets, the truckers who move the food around, the farmers and pickers. He is contributing to a cost rise for everyone, because eventually there will not need to be so much moved around, so it will cost more to deliver what is needed. Growing your own food is economic treason and treason against the people and it must be stamped out.
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You can't POSSIBLY be this stupid.

Oh wait... You are a Canuck.

Never mind.
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Don't get me wrong, I have a vegetable garden an 18 x 25 plot of land (450 square feet) of orderly rows and plantings. It is a 'farm' not an ornamental garden.

While a vegetable garden can look nice as a traditional veg garden, it is not the same thing as an ornamental garden, what is traditionally found in the front of a house.

If they really wanted to do this right, they would have used vegetables plants mixed in with companion plants like marigold, nasturtium and herbs and laid it all out as a flower garden.

Each time the 'front yard vegetable garden' is brought up as an 'eyesore' the owner has attempted to make a traditional vegetable garden with little to no heed of the rest of the community that they live in.

Tomatoes, eggplants, pole beans, bush beans, and a goodly many of the other typical veg one finds in a vegetable garden can be planted separately.

I have 10 tomato plants on my property. 4 are in the vegetable garden, the rest are set in flower beds and planted as much as decoration as for food. My front porch with the awning and posts flanking the walk was has sentinel tomatoes on each post surrounded by a bed of marigold and nasturtium. While the tomatoes are vegetables, they are being used a decorative plantings, and few people who look at them even know that instead of shrubs they are looking at food.

A few years I grew string beans up the awning poles. I treated is as an ivy not as a food crop. It looked nice and provided us with some food.

This is what people with a front yard garden really need to do, incorporate the veg into an ornamental (pretty) layout to disguise the 'farm'.

Do it that way and you are less likely to draw attention of code/law folk.
 Quoting: Bowyn Aerrow


Also the showy flowers attract pollinators to the veggie flowers.
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People should not be allowed to grow their own food especially in city gardens. They do not look nice next to manicured lawns. The vegetables will probably be polluted and not fit for human consumption. Worse is that if lots of people did it it would affect the employment of all sorts of people, and prevent money from circulating in the economy. He is affecting the supermarkets, the truckers who move the food around, the farmers and pickers. He is contributing to a cost rise for everyone, because eventually there will not need to be so much moved around, so it will cost more to deliver what is needed. Growing your own food is economic treason and treason against the people and it must be stamped out.
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Glad you live in Canada and dont get a say in what we do!!
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Everyone should have the right to grow tomatoes for an eventual doom. ohyeah
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Very important - grow your plants in pots and not in the ground, that way you can take them inside when DOOM is nigh or when they are spraying chemtrails.
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On another note, try doing something like this (outside the norm) in Germany. You wouldn't get away with it. Even the colour of your house must conform. Some neighbourhoods are like that in Australia, your house must be a certain size, not too small not too large, some neighbourhoods even bane pet doggies.
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July 27, 2012 12:05 am BY PAUL HAMPEL AND VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

FERGUSON A Ferguson resident has won a battle with city officials that could be considered a matter of taste.

The resident, Karl Tricamo, had been feuding with the city for months over the vegetable garden he had planted in front of his house in the 300 block of Louisa Avenue.

The city saw the garden as a blot on the landscape and issued Tricamo a citation demanding he uproot the corn, tomatoes, sorghum, peppers and other crops sprouting there and, instead, seed the yard for grass. The garden measures 35 feet by 25 feet.

With the help of an attorney from the Libertarian group Freedom Center of Missouri, Tricamo emerged victorious on Wednesday night when the city's Board of Adjustment voted to throw out the citation against him.

"We felt vindicated," said Tricamo, 29. "I had taken steps from day one that everything would be within ordinance. They just tried to throw everything at us and hoped something would stick."

Tricamo's attorney, Dave Roland, cast the issue as a blow against petty city tyranny.

"Gardening is part of the basis of human civilization," Roland said. "Is it unusual to have a garden in your front yard? Yes. But the city had no right to demand he remove it."

The board voted 4-1 in Tricamo's favor.
 Quoting: Spitting Into The Wind


This is the answer to solving world hunger. Einstein said that the adoption of a vegetarian diet is the best thing you can do for yourself and the world.

This is also more practical than growing blades of grass that you have to mow and trim all the time. Wouldn't a harvest of $500-$1000 worth of produce every few months be much better? Yes it would.
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People should not be allowed to grow their own food especially in city gardens. They do not look nice next to manicured lawns. The vegetables will probably be polluted and not fit for human consumption. Worse is that if lots of people did it it would affect the employment of all sorts of people, and prevent money from circulating in the economy. He is affecting the supermarkets, the truckers who move the food around, the farmers and pickers. He is contributing to a cost rise for everyone, because eventually there will not need to be so much moved around, so it will cost more to deliver what is needed. Growing your own food is economic treason and treason against the people and it must be stamped out.
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I am both shocked and disappointed that a Canadian would have such a narrow minded thought on the above post. I apologize to all you Americans for this thoughtless narrow minded Canadian. He must be French.
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People should not be allowed to grow their own food especially in city gardens. They do not look nice next to manicured lawns. The vegetables will probably be polluted and not fit for human consumption. Worse is that if lots of people did it it would affect the employment of all sorts of people, and prevent money from circulating in the economy. He is affecting the supermarkets, the truckers who move the food around, the farmers and pickers. He is contributing to a cost rise for everyone, because eventually there will not need to be so much moved around, so it will cost more to deliver what is needed. Growing your own food is economic treason and treason against the people and it must be stamped out.
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AC

Please simply close your post with

/sarcasm

and we wouldn't have to put up with the dim.
in warm pursuit...
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People should not be allowed to grow their own food especially in city gardens. They do not look nice next to manicured lawns. The vegetables will probably be polluted and not fit for human consumption. Worse is that if lots of people did it it would affect the employment of all sorts of people, and prevent money from circulating in the economy. He is affecting the supermarkets, the truckers who move the food around, the farmers and pickers. He is contributing to a cost rise for everyone, because eventually there will not need to be so much moved around, so it will cost more to deliver what is needed. Growing your own food is economic treason and treason against the people and it must be stamped out.
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Nice little communist.
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Everybody should fight for this.
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People should not be allowed to grow their own food especially in city gardens. They do not look nice next to manicured lawns. The vegetables will probably be polluted and not fit for human consumption. Worse is that if lots of people did it it would affect the employment of all sorts of people, and prevent money from circulating in the economy. He is affecting the supermarkets, the truckers who move the food around, the farmers and pickers. He is contributing to a cost rise for everyone, because eventually there will not need to be so much moved around, so it will cost more to deliver what is needed. Growing your own food is economic treason and treason against the people and it must be stamped out.
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[link to www.youtube.com]

rofl
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People should not be allowed to grow their own food especially in city gardens. They do not look nice next to manicured lawns. The vegetables will probably be polluted and not fit for human consumption. Worse is that if lots of people did it it would affect the employment of all sorts of people, and prevent money from circulating in the economy. He is affecting the supermarkets, the truckers who move the food around, the farmers and pickers. He is contributing to a cost rise for everyone, because eventually there will not need to be so much moved around, so it will cost more to deliver what is needed. Growing your own food is economic treason and treason against the people and it must be stamped out.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22078260


propoganda
 Quoting: Sandi_T


Your intelligence is obviously extremely low.

Recognizing satire is usually indicative of a average to above average level of intelligence.

The fact you couldn't recognize the above very basic, low level satire, proves your IQ falls within the below average to very low range.

Were you in special education?

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What's strange is not that this man has a vegetable garden, or that he won the case. It's strange that this was even in question. What kind of society are we living in???


It's his land. He paid for it. He's working hard to help provide for his family, not to mention learning excellent survival skills that could be used in the case of a stock market crash or other emegency.

They don't want us to be self-sufficient, because that would take away their control. We need to be good slaves and buy our vegetables at Wal-Mart!

Last Edited by Dease on 08/17/2012 12:24 AM
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That's great !! If food prices keep going up lots of folks will have little gardens.So folks just better get use to it.
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Yup. It'll help drive food prices down if everyone grew & traided.





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