Front Yard Gardener Gets Support from the Institute for Justice

As the sustainability movement grows in popularity, gardeners who choose to grow their own food in their front yards are facing objections from communities that regulate landscaping choices. In Orlando, for example, shrubs must be a minimum of 24 inches in height and spaced not more than 36 inches apart, the New York Times reports. There are 295 approved and banned plant species. Orlando resident Jason Helvenston ran afoul of that law when he planted his garden last Super Bowl Sunday, opting for the front yard to get better sun exposure. He was cited for a code violation and told…

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Front Yard Gardener Gets Support from the Institute for Justice