A family in Sugar Creek, Missouri has been given four days to tear out their entire vegetable garden or face a fine from their municipality.
An Orlando family was threatened with fines as high as $500 per day for their front yard vegetable garden—apparently they’d run afoul of a city ordinance requiring people to plant grass, shrubs, and other “traditional landscaping” options on their properties.
In Miami Shores, FL, a couple was forced to uproot their 17-year-old vegetable garden in the face of city fines of up to $1500 per month.
In Oak Park, MI, a woman was threatened with 90+ days of jail time for her vegetable garden. After she hired a lawyer, the case was temporarily dismissed, but could be renewed at any time.
In Tulsa, OK, city officials actually destroyed a woman’s garden for the “crime” of having non-tree plants taller than 12 inches in her front yard. She was out of work and had been relying on her garden for food while money was tight.
And then there’s Oakland, CA, where you can grow all the fresh vegetables you want… but if you want to sell any of them, be prepared to buy a pricey permit from the city to do so.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
A Gentleman at a Dinner Party Explained to Me That Secularism is More Just Than Religion
Yeah, I see what your Utopia looks like, chum. Here's what happens when people practice the vicious and atavistic crime of...growing vegetables.
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