Front yard gardener v. zoning code, part II.
An Orlando front-yard gardener is defending his garden after city officials informed him that his land did not conform to city code.
According to an interview with the gardener, the city considers this front yard garden to be an “agricultural use,” which goes against the residential character of the neighborhood and is therefore a zoning code violation.
The gardener is now gathering signatures to ask the city to amend its zoning code to allow front-yard gardening in the city.
What do you think? How can cities protect housing values while also encouraging edible gardening in front yards?
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