West DesMoines May Ban Front Yard Veggie Gardens

unidentifieduser100001's picture

FYI. This time it's West DesMoines, Iowa.


Aren't there any advocacy groups out there that speak in defense of home gardens? Or provide grass-roots support for gardeners to prevent these laws? 

Also, apologies for posting this in general gardening.

kmrsy's picture

Extension (post #19862, reply #1 of 2)

You could check with your county extension service.  It's a good resource, however, it's a govt office and has to be careful about stepping on toes.

We've had the same issue arise here. Fort Wayne Indiana has a large Burmese community.  They are a valuable addition to our town, but some of their cultural differences don't mesh with property-value conscious folks.  I'm a gardener, but I garden differently in the front than I do in the back.  One should be considerate of one's neighbors.  Come on, veggie gardens can be pretty at their peak, but they can also look pretty trashy as the season continues. 

_^..^_ Kitty, neIN, Z5
KimmI's picture

Front Yard Gardens (post #19862, reply #2 of 2)

Apparently the West Demoines city council has decided against doing thins, although gardeners need to stay vigilant for other such attacks.


The sign of a good gardener is brown knees, not a green thumb.