(THE DAILY SHEEPLE) – A Florida couple who was forced to dig up the vegetable garden they had in their front yard for 17 years due to a town ordinance prohibiting vegetable gardens from being grown in front yards has finally won the right to grow vegetables as they please on their property after a years-long legal battle.
According to NPR, the married couple, Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll, planted their first vegetables in their front yard for the first time in years on Monday, shortly after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation into law that protects citizens' rights to grow vegetables and fruit on their property.
The law's passage marked the ending to a six-year legal battle the couple had been embroiled in since their town ordered them to uproot a vegetable garden they had been growing in their front yard for 17 years in Miami Shores.
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The zoning ordinance reportedly prohibited residents from being able to grow vegetables in their front yard "on the grounds that they were unsightly," NPR News said. As a result, residents could reportedly be fined $50 for each day they continued to grow vegetables on their lawns.