Front Yard Vegetable Garden

By on March 22, 2015

Front Yard Vegetable Garden

Canadian Couple Builds Front Yard Vegetable Garden

This is a video about a couple from Quebec, Canada who decided to build a front yard vegetable garden.  They were being driven by health problems and being overweight.  They wanted a front yard vegetable garden with no weeds that was eco-friendly, and built 18 raised beds with good soil and the vegetables they wanted to eat replacing 80-90% of their yearly vegetable purchases.

The husband lost 75 pounds, and they saw benefits of health, social interaction, and educating neighbors.  Then one day, they got a letter from the city about a complaint, and requesting they turn it back to lawn.  They contacted Kitchen Gardeners International, started by Roger Doiron, and within 29 days they had 29,000 signatures from 141 countries.  With each new signature, the city council members received an email!  So quickly, the city worked together with them to create a new bylaw allowing front yard vegetable gardens.  They even wrote a book to help others who might face the same problem.  This is a very inspirational story about urban farming, giving back to the community, and how to influence change.


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