No city can ban people from growing vegetables on their property, according to a new law enacted in Florida.
Florida must respect the fundamental right of the citizen to cultivate food itself as well as the rights of the citizens who own property, the lawmakers said. They considered it just enough to pass a single bill and that no one would take any action on it, the regulation – “prohibiting local governments from regulating vegetable gardens on residential properties.”
However, the new law is decisive against that, “Such regulations are void and unenforceable,”
A couple from Miami Shores who raised a beautiful garden in their front yard for 17 years, is the reason why this regulation was made, which also led them to break up the garden.
That regulation allowed only non-edible ornamental plants to be grown, they even had to hide the beautiful Swiss Chard backyard because the authorities said it was ugly. In vain, they tried and care for the cultivation of their beautiful scallions, tomatoes, Asian cabbage, beets, and kale.
The couple knew that their vegetables, would not progress with the same intensity in their backyard yard as they would grow up in their front yard where there is more pronounced sunlight.
According to an article on Tree Hugger because the couple thought their vegetables were more important than other things that were put in the front yards like RVs, statues, pink flamingoes, Santa in a Speedo, jet skis or fountains, so they filed a lawsuit, but they lost the case.
But things began to change when a significant number of state lawmakers began to change their perception of citizens’ property rights, and they got the case. Republican Senator Rob Bradley, who prompted the introduction of this regulation, said: “The world is changing when it comes to food.”
Anyone who owns a property should have the right to grow vegetables for their own needs in the family. The need for healthy, locally grown organic foods is increasing, and therefore the decisions of the courts and governments that violate the basic property rights of the citizens should be re-examined.