West DesMoines May Ban Front Yard Veggie Gardens

unidentifieduser100001's picture

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

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/i...
 

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.

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/02/07/west-des-moines-drops-vegetable-garden-ban-discussion/article

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