Comments On - Urban Farmers Fight Legal Hurdles

The only thing these laws protect are the large corporate growers. Most folks that home garden do not use poisons (pesticides/herbicides) and generally eat all they grow, or share with neighbors and friends. I'd rather get my fresh produce from my own garden or folks like these.

Limiting animals can be another story. Get enough together and it can be rather smelly. Then again it is usually the large farms and corporates that raise a stink, in more ways than one.
daMamma, Calgary, AB
Posted: 5/12/2011 6:37:11 AM
The thing of it is you as the property owner, you have to find out in your own city, what the laws are on growing food and keeping animals, before you start. Then you start your fight not after and get your laws changed. I would love to ban dogs in the city, they make more noise then chickens do, but many places won't let you have chickens. Check your laws and get you ducks in a row before you go. It will make your heat ache a lot less.
Amy, Bellingham, WA
Posted: 5/11/2011 12:40:16 PM
This is crazy!!!!!
i, o, OH
Posted: 5/9/2011 11:37:20 PM
see what the South Central Farmers did to SAVE THE FARM
Michael, Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 5/9/2011 4:43:05 PM
With the horrible crime rates in Atlanta and Oakland it is unbelievable that they target someone for growing food. The City councils and prosecutors of those areas are dispicable
Barkeepjoe, barkeepjoe@yahoo.com, SC
Posted: 5/8/2011 11:10:24 AM
How unbelievable!! What is this world coming to when people can't grow food on their own property? Shame, shame, shame on the lawmakers and to the people who enforce them.
Delores, Brooklyn, NY
Posted: 5/8/2011 10:46:14 AM
What? Forget about the war on drugs. The war on vegetables is far more serious!!!
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/7/2011 12:46:46 PM
Just crazy!
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/6/2011 11:51:56 PM
Amazingly, many of the laws we are confronting these days date to the era of urbanization when nearly anything rural was considered anathema. Times, they are a-changin' but that won't stop the zealous bureaucrat from digging up some arcane code and slapping around fines.

If those yokels had to defend their actions in court personally, the would probably be much more judicious in handing out citations.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 5/6/2011 2:08:35 PM
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