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Posted on: May 9, 2019

From the ABA Journal:

A couple’s appellate loss in their quest to grow a front yard vegetable garden has attracted the attention of Florida lawmakers.

The Florida Senate passed a bill in March that would bar counties and municipalities from regulating vegetable gardens on residential properties, report the Miami Herald, Treehugger.com and the Tallahassee Democrat. The House is also considering a bill to do the same thing.

The Senate acted after Florida residents Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts lost their battle to grow a front yard vegetable garden. The couple had grown vegetables in their front yard for 17 years until the village of Miami Shores changed its zoning ordinance to relegate vegetables to the backyard.

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