I am ashamed right now! So ashamed.
One of the main reason why we left our hometown is because we won't feel at ease and accepted in our life project. We used to have a 3000 square feet garden in town and everybody would check us like freaks. We also wanted to have animals, so we moved.
I am not very following news in general, when I decided to move here, I turned out the switch, I wanted to think about other things.
Some days ago though, probably knowing that I would feel totally connected to the topic, someone talked to me about these people: http://www.lepotagerurbain.com/
Those are people from the town I used to live in, living a fight that I would probably have to fight if I would have stayed there.
In a nutshell and for those who can't speak French. Those two people have planted a garden in their frontyard. They asked the permission to the city through a telephone conversation and, as it happens a lot in the "marvelous city of Drummondville". They have been told something that would after that be different. (happened to me plenty of time). So they have been told that it was ok for them to plant a garden (or something else than turf) in their front yard even in the part that "belongs" to the city. After some times, of course, the city wanted them to "correct the situation" and to put grass instead of the luxurious food they are growing.
Ohhhh yeah it is.
I mean come on, this is vegetable we are talking about, not weeds, not pot, Veggies!
And I've seen it through my own eyes, those people are taking good care of the place and it's simply beautiful.
Not only do they want to get rid of the veggies, but they also fining them 300$ a day for that "crime".
So today I am ashamed of the place I am coming from. Ashamed to see they are treating good people who want to follow the new food revolution!
Some people are complaining, of course, to them a small front porch with begonias and hostas is the way to go ... but ... when this happens and price will start to skyrock, I would love to see them try to eat an hosta!