I was not proud to be a Torontonian on Friday after reading in The Toronto Star that the city of Toronto is forcing an urban family to tear up the vegetable garden they’ve lovingly grown in their front yard because it encroaches – slightly – on city property. The real kicker is that the city would allow the family to grow sod and some flowers, but for some reason vegetables are a no-no.
Isn’t it bizarre, even with all the buzz around urban framing, that Toronto is discouraging people from growing their own food? It’s pretty sad that grass is the only thing that constitutes a garden around here. Has the Food Not Lawns movement taught us nothing?
What do you think about this decision? Have you made a garden out of your yard space?