Added by on 2018-01-12

Thanks to those who signed our petition. This case has been won and Orlando residents can grow vegetables in their front yards. — Background: Jennifer and Jason Helvenston of College Park, Orlando, Florida have been ordered by local officials to remove their front yard vegetable garden at a time when Orlando is touting its environmental credentials and reaching out to citizens for input on what additional steps the city could take to become one of greenest urban centers in the country (see the Mayor’s youtube message on this here: ). They have begun collecting petition signature locally and we are calling on gardeners in other parts of the world to help Jason deliver a strong message that food gardens – both in front of homes and in back – are part of Orlando’s and other cities’ pathway to a healthy, green future. Jennifer and Jason have been ordered to report before the Orlando Code Enforcement Board in December so please sign and share this petition broadly between now and then. Related PostsPermaculture Style Front Yard Winter Vegetable Garden TourDrummondville’s front yard vegetable garden43 Front Yard Vegetable Garden Design IdeasExtended Front Yard Urban Vegetable Garden TourGrowing Food in Seattle: A Front Yard Raised Bed Vegetable GardenQuick Summer Front Yard Vegetable Garden Tour

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  • ignorecorporatenews 10 months ago

    USA is a free country ??

  • gloorbit 10 months ago

    Jealous figged up neighbours are the aholes that are reporting him. Pretty sad state of affairs

  • marie joy 10 months ago


  • Bobby Cape 10 months ago

    Hey gov why do you hurt the people trying to help themselves land of the FREE hmm they should read the dictionary it doesnt say the law has a right to come to your home to destroy the garden its our given wright to grow our own food . Our country is becoming a sespool of loony ass government people cant grow your own food . WHY

  • Virtual Me 10 months ago

    Should have just planted cover crops between the veggies. We do that and it's GREAT for the soil and plants.

  • Vaccines & Islam destroy lives, Christ Saves Souls 10 months ago

    American governments are crazy

  • Barry Fields 10 months ago

    The vegetable garden task force? You got to be kidding me. No wonder California is on the verge of bankruptcy. The whole state is a sanctuary for illegal aliens yet you can't grow a wax bean in your own yard. WTF!?!

  • Scott Ed 10 months ago

    I’ve always had a vegetable garden I think there beautiful I would love to see a whole neighborhood like this

  • Nathan El 10 months ago

    Whats even crazier is how the punk ass pigs enforce these bitch made codes.

  • Nathan El 10 months ago

    This punk ass shit shouldn't even concern the man. He shouldn't have to waste his time and energy, catering to control freaks and begging for their permission to be free.

  • Randy Crager 10 months ago


  • GS Duggal 10 months ago

    Big corporations are hungry and greedy
    Give them a few radishes and a sugarcane stem

  • Yowzoe 10 months ago

    This is an April Fools prank. I wish.

    What was the outcome? I hope some fatheads rolled.

  • Heather Honey 10 months ago


  • InfinityOrchid 10 months ago

    Because you're saving money so that's why the government is trying to force you to shut it down.

  • Gwynford Dafydd 10 months ago

    The usa = united shithole of america.

  • Heinrich 10 months ago

    America, the land of "freedom"…

  • Kevin Price 10 months ago

    I can't imagine a problem with a garden.