This business with Julie Bass, renegade kitchen gardener who dared put raised beds in her front yard, is all over blogland. I particularly adore Plantgasm's blog badges, pictured below, but click through to grab one for your own blog:
Julie has her own blog where you can keep up with the latest developments. But if you really want to make a difference? Send an email. Pick up the phone. Think about it: this is one thing you can do for the world today that is clearly, unambiguously, good. Obviously cities should not devote effort to punishing people for growing vegetables in the front yard. Quite the opposite; they should be encouraging it.
So you really want to help? Go tell them.
Send an email to planning director Kevin Rulkowski, whose contact info is here.
But be sure and copy City Manager Rich Fox.
And while you're at it, you might as well let the mayor and the city council know how you feel. (Scroll down to see those links.)
I just did it, and it feels real good.Posted by Garden Rant on July 13, 2011 at 4:33 am, in the category Uncategorized.