The board felt that, technically, he had the law in his favor,” Schroeder said. “But I think that all of us on the board agreed that the garden is an eyesore. It goes against common sense, really, to put a garden in the front yard instead of the back.”
Personally, I think this Schroeder dude is a moron…what standard of “common sense” are we using here? The ‘socially acceptable’ common sense standard that we have all the water in the world to waste growing lawns that serve no purpose other than to look pretty?
In spite of the lone hold-out voter, at least this family has retained the right to use their property resourcefully…score one for liberty, eh?
via Real Farmacy – “The resident, Karl Tricamo, had been feuding with the city for months over the vegetable garden he had planted in front of his house in the 300 block of Louisa Avenue.
The city saw the garden as a blot on the landscape and issued Tricamo a citation demanding he uproot the corn, tomatoes, sorghum, peppers and other crops sprouting there and, instead, seed the yard for grass. The garden measures 35 feet by 25 feet.
With the help of an attorney from the Libertarian group Freedom Center of Missouri, Tricamo emerged victorious on Wednesday night when the city’s Board of Adjustment voted to throw out the citation against him.
“We felt vindicated,” said Tricamo, 29. “I had taken steps from day one that everything would be within ordinance. They just tried to throw everything at us and hoped something would stick.”
Tricamo’s attorney, Dave Roland, cast the issue as a blow against petty city tyranny.
“Gardening is part of the basis of human civilization,” Roland said. “Is it unusual to have a garden in your front yard? Yes. But the city had no right to demand he remove it.”
…Though the citation has been thrown out, the couple has grown weary of repeated interactions with City Hall and visits and drive-bys by code enforcement officers. Tricamo logged his dealings with City Hall and the garden in a blog, vegetableyarden.wordpress.com.”
Container Gardening with Flowers, Annuals, Perennials and Herbs (familysurvivalprotocol.com)
Indoor Vegetable Gardening (veggardening.wordpress.com)
4 Home Vegetable Garden Ideas (owfotografik.wordpress.com)
Urban Vegetable Garden for Small Spaces & Balconies (2012indyinfo.com)