For Jason and Jennifer Helvenston of Orlando, Fla., having a garden on their property could turn out to be a costly amenity. The city is planning on fining the couple $500 a day for the 25-by-25-foot garden in their front yard if they don't get rid of it. Why? Because apparently it doesn't comply with the city's codes, which require a garden to have a "finished appearance." The Helvenstons say they don't understand what the problem is, because the "Patriot" garden, as they call it, provides them with food and is not an eyesore. They're asking residents of Orlando to support them by starting their own gardens and urging officials to change the city's laws. [Source]
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