Home Garden hot topic in Oak Park, MI

Home Garden hot topic in Oak Park, MI

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:56 am

I guess the recent weather wasn't hot enough for the Planning and Technology Director in Oak Park, MI. Just looking at the comments I bet he and the mayor are feeling the heat now. :D It may get hotter still if this allowed to go to court. The concept of front yard gardens is here to stay. I had one for years -nothing like what they did in Oak Park though I just took a sunny spot (15 by 15) and planted it in whatever the kids wanted that year. Over the years we had watermelon, tomatoes and squash. My garden was much more obvious. I wasn't trying to be different, that's where the sun was. No one complained and I actually met the neighbors because they would stop by to talk about how it was doing when I was working in it. It was a positive experience for us but I remember a couple of years ago a city in MD tried to make a family turn their front yard garden over but resolved the issue quickly out of court when the city determined that as long as it was well maintained, it met the code. I suspect that's where this is heading, too. Lisa

http://www.theagitator.com/2011/07/07/d ... bout-this/
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Re: Home Garden hot topic in Oak Park, MI

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:26 am

Heck most of those plants listed flower before developing fruit or veggie's, so where's the problem?
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Re: Home Garden hot topic in Oak Park, MI

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:37 am

It's better than those that try to grow car parts in the front yard. Still not to my taste, but to each his own.
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Re: Home Garden hot topic in Oak Park, MI

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:19 pm

Conform, conform, conform. If you are different, you must by definition be bad! In my house, we have no TV. Perhaps there will be a law against that, next, and then a rule that we can't turn it off. Must give the corporations and politicians easy access to my eyes and ears.

Per the article, "City code says that all unpaved portions of the site shall be planted with grass or ground cover or shrubbery or other suitable live plant material." I think they blew it all in that one, unconstitutionally vague word, "suitable".
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Re: Home Garden hot topic in Oak Park, MI

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:03 pm

Complaints about a well maintained garden? The world has gone mad.
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Re: Home Garden hot topic in Oak Park, MI

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:48 am

Gosh that makes zero sense? What is wrong with people? The produce you grow in your own garden is better than any you'll buy in a supermarket plus it's becoming a lost art. We started a program here for school kids to learn how to grow vegetables at the middle school. They got to eat them all at lunches too. I just don't get it? Next will be you have fescue! This is a Blue grass zone! :mad:
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