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  • #255289
    Anonymous
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    Woman Faces Jail Time for Planting Organic Vegetable Garden:

    http://moneyland.time.com/2011/07/08/woman-faces-jail-time-for-planting-organic-vegetable-garden/

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    “charged with a misdemeanor offense and is facing up to 93 days in jail. … Planting a vegetable garden in her … front yard.”unquote

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    “This goes along with ordinances that state you can have no vegetative growth in excess of 8 inches in your yard and must clean up the tree leaves before may 1 of the following year.

    That the grass would require care that causes water and air pollution does not seem to enter the minds of these people.”unquote

    only time for us here, early stages already in play. i call it the unwritten covenent, when you buy you don’t know about it, unless you hang around forums such as this.

    len

    #500798
    luvin
    Member

    this is freakin ridculous

    what a load of bunkum,this is truly a place gone wrong

    they definitely do not have better things to do with their time

    #500799
    Anonymous
    Guest

    yep ridiculous and creating jobs for the boys and rewarding dobbing neighbours but this is the coming future for gardens, been fine tuning it in the US for ten years or more now. but dobbing well entrenched in the majority of suburbs now.

    no doubt coming our way but aussie gardeners too laid back for now, they may rise to the occassionh when it is far to late.

    have a good one

    len

    #500800
    luvin
    Member

    yes i agree we aussies are laid back

    but this is similar to a regime gone wrong

    what satisfaction can one get from dobbing in neighbours,after all each should be able to live the way they want as long as we do not enroach on others

    everyone will have to act now before it is brought in here

    #500801
    Anonymous
    Guest

    that’s the thing gettinmg them to act in anyway other than yawn! or put it in some sort of thoerist comfort zone.

    i mentioned it in a banana thread ok maybe a little off topic but needs to be in open discussion at least. bananas of course a good starting point to put regulation on home agrdeners growing lady finger bananas is over the pail they used to be stock in trade in most brissy back yards when i was a kid, and there is no real time hard copy proof that lady fingers ever caused any collaterol damage to commercial farms many miles away, lady fingers are not know to be rampant disease carriers.

    but years all new suburbs now built in such a way so as to discourage the good neighbour attitude, peak throuhg the hole in the fence then dob on them is what teh authorities are creating in this social structuring/engineering. this sort of policy will also effect the smaller family farmers adversly.

    after the citrus drama in central qld, citrus farmers have to pay for their pick to be tested before they can sell it at market, this could easily affect profit for growers they already making noises about their stringent controls yet us home gardeners can grow without the restrictions, even though like the banan issue all those years ago up malanda way the citrus issue was caused by greedy farmer bringing in uncertified plant material form overseas/asia.

    under this legislation in the US you cannot have 2 bales of mulch in your backyard without having them covered or in a shed, that’ll stop us garderns buying in bulk hey.

    len

    #500802
    BlueWren
    Member

    Gardenlen……that is all so ridiculous,but also very concerning.Saw a lady on ABC Gardening last night who has an awesome garden in Perth of all places with their difficult sandy soil.She has spent years improving it.Her garden including veg also extended onto the street verge……that would really stir things up with the local council in your USA link.Interesting site btw.Re neighbour dobbing – have noticed virtually all the new houses now have high Colour Bond fences right around them,even on small plots.. surely would raise the temperature with all that metal around?Seems as though “privacy at all costs” has replaced community.But perhaps because I am fortunate to live on acreage I shouldn’t make comments like that.What’s the best way to effectively pre-empt stupid regulations?

    #500803
    Anja
    Member

    If the garden was untidy and not looked after that would be one thing, but this is a well maintained garden. Just ridiculous.

    #500804
    Anonymous
    Guest

    yes being ridiculous is no guarantee that the rules won’t apply world wide we are already having rules put on us in similar vane, they sneek these things in they don’t ask gardeners, its regulation for regulations sake at present but only a small part of the end picture.

    my gardens all mulch and plants tidy and sustainable to me but would win no garden prizes so won’t fit on the regulation.

    len

    #500805
    Michael1973
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    Its the way we are going here. I am an environmentally minded person who is obviously into self sufficiency but i am disgusted by the current political style of the parties that should best represent me. Socialism is being embraced in Australian politics and the nanny state is the new revolution. Welcome to being told how to live by the powers that be. This is where we have to start saying NO. For example i am not a smoker and it doesnt affect me one iota but i will stand beside the smokers and say no to nanny state regulation in the hope that they stand beside me when they try and regulate something i am passionate about. Goverments need to remember that they are elected by the people and they are there to serve the people, not control them.

    #500806
    Judi B
    Keymaster

    I think it is stupid really she has a neat gardenso…. no problem.

    I just hope they don’t try it here the front of my property is just wild :laugh: and so it should be I have a couple of acres of natural bush, outside the fenceline is just as wild it is a stock route and I like it being wild and natural…. if they start telling us what we can and can’t do on our property well I think it is time to revolt and kick them out.

    #500807
    Deesalie
    Member

    Michael1973 post=316685 wrote: Welcome to being told how to live by the powers that be. This is where we have to start saying NO. For example i am not a smoker and it doesnt affect me one iota but i will stand beside the smokers and say no to nanny state regulation in the hope that they stand beside me when they try and regulate something i am passionate about.

    But people won’t stand beside you when it’s an issue you’re passionate about. We saw that recently with government control of homebirth. While everyone *usually* agrees it should be up to each woman to decide where she gives birth people flee from those crazy nutter homebirthers.

    People will only stand beside you if it doesn’t challenge them too much and make them leave their comfort zones…..

    #500808
    calliecat
    Participant

    some people think mulch is untidy, they would rather see bare dirt

    hope to goodness it doesn’t become a thing here

    #500809
    Hummer
    Keymaster

    Deesalie post=316689 wrote:

    Welcome to being told how to live by the powers that be. This is where we have to start saying NO. For example i am not a smoker and it doesnt affect me one iota but i will stand beside the smokers and say no to nanny state regulation in the hope that they stand beside me when they try and regulate something i am passionate about.

    But people won’t stand beside you when it’s an issue you’re passionate about. We saw that recently with government control of homebirth. While everyone *usually* agrees it should be up to each woman to decide where she gives birth people flee from those crazy nutter homebirthers.

    People will only stand beside you if it doesn’t challenge them too much and make them leave their comfort zones…..

    Yes it’s nice in theory Michael and would be great if it worked that way.. but I do agree with what Deesalie has said.. it’s unfortunately how most homosapiens think.

    Unless it affects those directly.. most will do nothing.

    #500810
    Anonymous
    Guest

    unfortunately most aren’t gardeners or even see the sense in what we do, but this sort of regulation will take away a lot of trying to live simply, no good waiting until it hits like this new tax to late then.

    len

    #500811
    Iduna
    Member

    Well I hope it doesn’t end up like that here as my front yard is my vegie garden. Maybe it needs to become the norm to have not only a vegei garden but to have it in your front yard. That way it stops being an odd thing.

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