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Illegal Vegetable Gardens

Government Bans Americans from Growing Vegetables!


Sunday, November 25th, 2012

In an effort to reduce pressure on the public food supply during World War II, 20 million Americans planted victory gardens, growing everything from potatoes and corn to beans and carrots.

These folks were considered patriots.

Today we are once again starting to see a victory garden movement appear in our cities and towns...

Only this time, these gardens are a result of pressure on public food supplies due to extreme weather conditions, costly biofuel mandates, and rising oil prices.

Unfortunately, the government doesn't seem too interested in supporting such patriotic endeavors anymore - and in fact has been going out of its way to dissuade hard-working Americans from growing their own food to feed their families.

Your Garden is Illegal

Last year I learned about a woman named Julie Bass from Oak Park, Michigan.

In July 2011, Bass was moments away from being thrown in jail for 93 days.

Her crime?

In an effort to feed her family during tough economic times, she refused to take a government handout in the form of food stamps and started growing her own food, which would ultimately help her provide nourishment for eight people.

Her reward?

Some overzealous bureaucrat told her a vegetable garden is not what people in the neighborhood wanted to see in a front yard, and pointed to a city code that stated front yards have to have suitable live plant material. He explained the garden was not suitable, stating:

If you look at the definition of what "suitable" is in Webster's Dictionary, it will say common. So, if you look around and you look in any other community, what's common to a front yard is a nice grass yard with beautiful trees and bushes and flowers.

Typical useless bureaucratic bullshit.

And here's the bizarre thing...

In July 2011, Oak Park, Michigan, was so strapped for cash they canceled their Independence Day fireworks display to save money, and the town cut the workweek down to four days.

But somehow they found the time to ticket, fine, and prosecute an American citizen who decided to grow vegetables to help feed her family.

Can you imagine if things were like this back when folks were planting victory gardens during WWII?

It's absurd.

Fortunately, Oak Park dropped the charges against Bass - but the tyrannous attack on Americans that have the audacity to plant gardens on property they own hasn't ended.

They'll Steal Your Food

Jason Helvingston lives in Orlando, Florida, where he grows beans, radishes, and chard in his front yard. And while not a single neighbor has ever complained, another useless government drone has decided the garden doesn't meet some “code” that requires a “finished appearance.”

Basically, they want the visual appeal of grass — not sustenance.

So, just like most other local government suits who bed their nests with your tax dollars, some Barney Fife-type character in Orlando is demanding the vegetable garden be destroyed.

Thankfully, Helvingston isn't giving in. He's telling the city they'll have to take his house before they take his garden. He's even collected more than 200 signatures from his community expressing support for the garden and requesting the city change its decision.

Although it's likely Mr. Helvingston will win this battle, others in the past have not been so lucky...

Take Denise Morrison, for instance. Morrison once had more than 100 plant varieties in her yard, all of which were edible and had a purpose.

But the city of Tulsa told her the garden was in violation of a city code — and without warning, they violently destroyed her garden.

Not only was this a blatant attack on her Fourth Amendment right; it also resulted in Morrison losing her plants — which, at the time, were her livelihood as they served as both food and medicine during a time when she was unemployed.

Morrison didn't want a handout, food stamps, or sympathy; she only wanted the ability to provide for herself and not be a burden to others. Sadly, this is a way of life few people understand today — yet is an honorable one that could lift this nation from despair if we collectively embraced it.

Bottom line: This is unacceptable behavior.

We must not only stop these egregious violations from continuing... but we must hold all elected officials accountable for their arrogant disregard for the constitutional and civil rights of law-abiding Americans.

They are acting as accomplices to very real crimes — and must be treated no different than any other criminal.

Live honorably, live free...

http://www.wealthdaily.com/articles/illegal-vegetable-gardens/3769

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 21, 2013 at 3:20 AM
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cwahtomy
by Silver Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 3:54 AM
And most people will not care about this and many other things until its too late.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 21, 2013 at 3:57 AM
Yep. The government wants us dependent on them .
handy0318
by Ruby Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 4:02 AM

I've heard about several of these cases... it just makes my head hurt.  That is one thing I love about where I live...no town, no town ordinances, no nazis, we raise our own meat and grow our own veggies...

But, no matter where one lives, one should be able to plant a garden in whatever plot of land one has...

misfitdiva
by Bronze Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 4:04 AM

I didnt read the whole post ...too tired but you can buy seed with your food stamps. 

paganmommy4
by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 4:05 AM

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/organic.asp

Mostly FALSE, PLEASE READ SNOPES.COM BEFORE PASSING AROUND CRAP AND LIES

Mrs.Bryant1201
by Platinum Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 4:07 AM

Seems more like a HOA issue then the govt...

fairymom82
by Gold Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 4:11 AM
I grew veggies last yead but a neighbor got drunk and rode is riding lawn mower all around it. My kids were so upset it was part of thier cub scout charity badge as over 75% was grown to be donated to the local food pantry. This year we fenced it off and I had to add a small stone wall to protect our fruit trees we just planted in case he goes on a druken mowing spree again. I will be damned if some government nazi is gonna dictate what I do and don't grow on my own land. people need to wake up and see the way government is taking more and more control and rights from the people government is no longer for the people it is becoming about controling every aspect of the population
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handy0318
by Ruby Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 4:13 AM



The stories of Julie Bass and Jason Helvingston are not false.  I've followed Julie's blog ever since she first tangled with Oak Park (she no longer lives there)... and Helvingston's story was well covered by the local media.


Quoting paganmommy4:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/organic.asp

Mostly FALSE, PLEASE READ SNOPES.COM BEFORE PASSING AROUND CRAP AND LIES




Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 21, 2013 at 4:18 AM
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Please pull your head from your ass before you choke on your own shit.  I just bought a full garden of seeds WITH FOOD STAMPS!!! We now will have fresh organic lettuce carrots green bean tomatoes cucumbers green and red peppers watermelon strawberries and cantaloupe.  We will also plant our own pie pumpkins squash and carving pumpkins.  We already have rhubarb established.  Do you know how much money were SAVING?  I will be harvesting and canning as much as possible to get us through the WHOLE YEAR.  $13.00 for a years worth of veggies.    Jackass.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 21, 2013 at 4:24 AM
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Did you even read the post?

Quoting Anonymous:

Please pull your head from your ass before you choke on your own shit.  I just bought a full garden of seeds WITH FOOD STAMPS!!! We now will have fresh organic lettuce carrots green bean tomatoes cucumbers green and red peppers watermelon strawberries and cantaloupe.  We will also plant our own pie pumpkins squash and carving pumpkins.  We already have rhubarb established.  Do you know how much money were SAVING?  I will be harvesting and canning as much as possible to get us through the WHOLE YEAR.  $13.00 for a years worth of veggies.    Jackass.

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