Daily Archives: July 15, 2011

B.C. man faces jail for growing food

Jeff Nield has the story, on Treehugger.com:

Before and after pictures above via Treehugger.com

“Last week Colleen brought us the story of a woman in Michigan who is facing jail time for planting a garden. Sadly, this type of heavy-handed by-the-letter enforcement of bylaws exists at the same time as people embrace urban agriculture as a viable source of high quality nutrition. A man in Lanztville, British Columbia is facing a similar battle with the local government after converting his 2.5 acre “residential” lot from a gravel pit into a thriving organic farm. His refusal to “cease all agricultural activity” could land him six months in jail. Continue reading

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