Award-Winning Urban Gardener Butts Heads With City of Green Bay

Posted on Aug 2 2017 - 7:23am by UOG


GREEN BAY – To Kim Fruin, it was the heavy-handed city trying to shut down her garden.

To the city of Green Bay, it was a mostly a miscommunication between Fruin and its inspectors, maybe fueled by overzealousness on the part of some of Fruin’s friends.

In any case, what Fruin sowed this planting season, the city hopes to harvest as a whole new set of guidelines for urban gardeners.

It started in late June, when someone in Fruin’s east-side neighborhood — she thinks she knows who it was — complained about her yard. Fruin rents on Berwyn Street, and she’s at the end of a cul-de-sac, where traffic can’t pass.

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