Feed Yourself From Your Front Yard

29 Aug

Do you remember earlier this month when we posted about Drummonville’s illegal front yard garden?  Well we are happy to share KGI’s news in telling you that the Drummondville Municipality announced that front yard gardens are cleared and front yards all around town are free to be planted!!

“… the Drummondville front yard garden case which attracted over 30,000 petition signatures, significant international media attention and what seemed to be an endless parade of supportive emails (I stopped counting after the first 200).  Earlier this week, the Drummondville Municipal Council announced that henceforth front yard kitchen gardens will be allowed and have even invited gardeners, Josée Landry and Michel Beauchamp, to help shape the city’s new guidelines for urban food gardens. You can see the news story translated here and Josée and Michel’s blog post here. I am convinced that this victory will prove to be a landmark case that will influence urban agriculture in a positive way, not just in Canada but around the world. So let me join Josée and Michel in thanking you for all your support and good wishes.” (From Roger Doiron)

This is great news and a definite step in the right direction in terms of influencing policies that empower people towards sustainable living and growing their own food!
Do you have any examples of sustainable living policies for the good or bad in your region??


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