Florida Lifts Ban on Front-Yard Vegetable Gardens

Posted on Apr 9 2019 - 9:50am by UOG

Credit: Todd Anderson New York Times, Orlando couple will now be able to keep vegetable garden

Florida passes law saying cities can’t stop people from growing food on their own property, even in their front yards.

State lawmakers in Florida have told cities they must respect citizens’ property rights, and seemingly even more basic right to grow their own food.

They just passed a bill “prohibiting local governments from regulating vegetable gardens on residential properties.”

“Such regulations are void and unenforceable,” the new law says.

The legislation was inspired by a couple who had had been tending a beautiful front-yard vegetable garden for 17 years when the town of Miami Shores told them it was illegal and made them tear it up.

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