into the land of front yard gardens once again!

i will be checking in with karl in missouri for an update on his fight to keep his front yard garden intact. what i know now is that he is still being harassed by city employees as his court date approaches, in spite of the fact that they have been told to leave him alone. standing your ground to fight quite lierally for your ground is no easy thing!

in tulsa, oklahoma, denise morrison is suing her city for civil rights violations after they actually bulldozed her entire front yard garden before she even had her day in court. i have left messages for the reporter who covered her story, and am hoping to hear from her soon so i can let you know what’s going on and how we can help.

but, in a long tradition of things getting stranger and stranger, here is perhaps the most beautiful front yard garden i’ve seen in a long time. (thanks to blog reader pixilated for bringing this to my attention!)  seriously, this could be on the front of a magazine. i almost drooled when i clicked on the link. i WISH i could make my garden look like this ;)  but here it is, folks- another garden that needs our backing:

Thank goodness the authorities have busted these hardened front-yard garden criminals

By at 2:11 pm Wednesday, Jul 18

Illegal garden
High-tech kitchen garden evangelist Roger Doironsays: “If this garden is deemed illegal, we’re in deep you-know-what.”

Earlier this year, Josée Landry and Michel Beauchamp of Drummondville, Quebec planted the front yard of the future: a gorgeous and meticulously-maintained edible landscape full of healthy fruits and vegetables. Now they’re being ordered by town officials to remove most of their gardens (town code states that a vegetable garden can’t occupy more than 30% of the area of a front yard) in the next two weeks to make their yard conform with newly harmonized town code. Front yard kitchen gardens are not the problem; they’re part of the solution to healthier and more sustainable communities.

PETITION: Stop the War on Front Yard Vegetable Gardens