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City Officials Are Waging a War on Gardens

Vegetable Garden

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  • Across the United States and Canada a war is being waged against urban homeowners who want to plant gardens on their own property.
  • From Quebec to Oklahoma to New Jersey to Michigan and Georgia, people who have the “audacity” to try growing their own fresh, organic foods are being forced to pull up their plants, or in some cases, have had them dug up by city machinery.
  • Legal codes that outlaw planting vegetables on a large percentage of your yard, or restrict them to only certain areas, like the backyard out of view of the public, truly defy all common sense, as vegetable gardens are far more environmentally friendly than lawns, which demand chemicals, mowing and watering while giving nothing in return.
  • When governments start meddling with the issue of food freedom, including the ability to grow your own food on your own land, it is a serious affront, as most people would agree this is an absolute, basic, and unalienable right.

By Dr. Mercola

It's hard to imagine what could be controversial or even illegal about planting a couple of rows of tomato plants, green peppers and a cucumber vine … but depending on where those vegetables are planted, they have been the subject of great debate – even prosecution.


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