War on home gardens - Canada Town outlaws food

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War on home gardens - Canada Town outlaws food

Post: #265181 marshlander
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:18 pm

War on home gardens - Canada town outlaws food self-sufficiency - Isn't this crazy? - and unfair. It's such a well desgned space too - not an eyesore!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFuCdnT9WsU

News item is a bit Daily Mail
http://www.naturalnews.com/036709_home_ ... iency.html
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Post: #265197 boboff
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:31 am

Oh my!

Why are we living in such a stupid world!
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Re: War on home gardens - Canada Town outlaws food

Post: #265203 Green Aura
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:54 am

The trouble with this is that both sides have become totally entrenched but as far as I can see there's no need for a battle.

No-one, as far as I can tell, is telling them they can't grow veg, just not on 30% of the area. Well they're probably already not growing on 30% with all those paths between the beds. If they got rid of those and laid them to grass they might need to get rid of one bed to make it up to the requisite area but they could still keep their veg garden and would be untouchable by the local jobsworthys.

Unfortunately both sides now seem to have decided it's an either/or situation and have dug their heels in. :roll:
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Post: #265204 boboff
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:57 am

I suspect you are right.
But what about all the garden which are paved, or gravelled or "low maintenance" you would feel agreived if there were several like this who were not being persecuted.
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Post: #265207 Green Aura
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:12 am

I've no doubt there's a lot of "unfairness" in this. It doesn't alter the fact that, had they just complied with the regulations, the authorities wouldn't be able to touch them - they chose to wage war instead and now possibly stand to lose the lot.

There was another case, also in Canada, which really was stupid (IMHO of course). Apparently they have designated "residential" or "industrial" etc zones. A nice guy started a market garden from the 2.5 acre plot of land, which he owned, next to his house. I'm not sure where it's up to, or if it's been resolved, but the powers that be were trying to make him dig up his entire livelihood because it was in the wrong zone.

Now that is a fight worth having.
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Re: War on home gardens - Canada Town outlaws food

Post: #265209 boboff
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:59 am

Indeed.

I have had a run in with the council, we own some woodland, and in clearing the footpath ran foul of them and the AONB lot, I took a rather beligerent stand to start with, and lost, since then I have tried to be constructive and it has worked, and I can basically do what ever I want, but I have to ask nicely first!

It does grate though having to do it, but it is the only way.
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Post: #265214 trinder
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:45 am

:wave: Boboff belligerent ! never. Truculent maybe
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Post: #265216 boboff
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:33 am

I prefer Suculent!
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Re: War on home gardens - Canada Town outlaws food

Post: #265229 trinder
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:33 pm

Hum I thought you'd have bid for opulent or better still omnipotent.

Sorry but I have to add this throw away funny occasion. (I'm sure she will forgive me if she recognises herself here) My friend's little girl was preparing for the school bash that parent's attend. she was practising to me and showing me how the hands and movement had to coincide with the words.. At this point she raised her head (skyward) opened her arms outstretched above with fingers extended (then waving ( think Mammy how I love ya) and she gaily sang out " For the Lord is impotent shout it from the highest to the lowest in the land" she bowed ( to signify lowest) during the words keeping the hands quivering.
I really thought I would burst trying not to laugh.
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Re: War on home gardens - Canada Town outlaws food

Post: #265230 boboff
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:15 am

Ah that'll explain the immaculate conception then!
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