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July 09, 2011

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Sonia

Hey, Ryan....it was my son who came up with most of those.... ;-)

Rakhi

BEET City Hall!
LETTUCE plant veggies!
PEAS in the Hood!
SQUASH the nonsense!
TURNIP in support of Julie!

LOL I love it! Thanks for the heads up about the post, Sonia!

Inadvertent Hippie :)

Sonia

Clara, of course you're entitled to your opinion, but, I don't share it.
Her garden might not be the most aesthetically pleaseing garden, but the city planner could have said something along the lines of " Hey, let's make it more attractive " instead of turning it into this ridiculous case.... Today its city hall imposing their cookie cutter values over a garden....tomorrow you're a robot being told how to live.

I say:
BEET City Hall!
LETTUCE plant veggies!
PEAS in the Hood!
SQUASH the nonsense!
TURNIP in support of Julie!

Clara Moorman

Then don't live in places with those regulations. She was told that she couldn't put in a veggie garden in the front, but chose to do it, anyway. And it isn't a civil rights violation, which I find hilarious! And she wants people to show up at the courthouse a la Casey Anthony to show support for her "plight." I sure compare a dead child to a mass of cucumbers.

Would I want what that looks like next to me? NO. There are beautifully maintained gardens and then there are ... er, gardens. It also isn't an issue about trying to save money. She paid a contractor to come build her garden verses spending some time at Home Depot and the sweat equity. If she wouldn't build it, will she maintain it? She grew PEAS? How many peas plants does she think it will take to serve her family of 8 for one meal? That's actually a waste of space. I don't see one case of canned tomatoes coming from that. Hers is HOBBY gardening, not real life self sustaining gardening, which is what most people seem to be making this into...

This is just something she wanted to do and she's getting pissy because she was told no.

Sonia

People that impose their cookie cutter tastes on other people need to be brought up short, in my opinion.
Granted that Julie's veggie beds and yard could look a bit more attractive, but if the city wants to be involved, send a landscaper that can show her how to landscape better WITH edible plants and trees that produce fruits or nuts. There are many edible flowers and other plants that could screen out the veggies, if the city finds it unsightful.....
Mis dos centavos!

Donna

Hi Sonia,
We don't live in any of those places but we can't have a garden in our front yard either. It's in the so called 'Rules and Regulations' of the Lake Shore Country Club District. No gardens, especially vegetable, are permitted where they can be seen from the road. Unfortunately that's the only place our yard gets enough sun for a vegetable garden. You have to maintain a 'park like' setting with a lawn, shrubs, flowers, etc. If we'd known about all the rules and regulations before we moved here, we would have looked elsewhere. I would love to be able to have a garden like we had at our beach home. I don't know what they'd do if someone did plant a garden here except fine us. With all of us being on fixed incomes, I don't want to find out. GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

Sonia

I know....it is so ludicrous that will so many things going on in the world the city of Oak Park is worried about a veggie garden in someone's front yard!

Louise

Wow, that's really crazy. I hope the public pressure will put a stop to this nonsense.

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