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“The most subversive thing people can do is grow a garden” — letter to the editor of the Edmonton Journal

From: Kim-Mia Rudiger-Prybylski
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:01 AM
To: letters (Edm Journal)
Subject: The most subversive thing that people can do is grow a garden…
To whom it may concern,

If you print my attached letter, please do not edit out the solutions that I give people as you have in previous letters. I have a feeling that I will not see this letter in print because Monsanto likes to give out lawsuit so freely, and have been very good at silencing anyone who speaks out. I also know that you strive hard not to offend your advertisers. Continue reading

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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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