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Gardening

Florida - Personal Garden Bill Clears First Hurdle

Melanie Wong | Jan 9, 201906:17 PM     3

" . . . 'I think when one thinks about the idea of a code-enforcement officer going onto a property that you own and requiring you — under threat of fine — to tear up a garden that you have prepared to grow your own food, that to me is not consistent with the fundamental rights that we have in our Constitution,' Bradley told the panel.

The issue dates back to a legal dispute between a couple and a local government in South Florida. In 2014, Hermine Ricketts and Laurence Carroll sued the Village of Miami Shores, challenging a local ordinance that barred the couple from planting food gardens in their front yard. . . "

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