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‘Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal just claimed that it is okay to fill your yard with plastic flamingos but if you plant vegetables, it’s illegal.

Last month, Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal upheld Miami Shores’ tyrannical and entirely unhealthy ban on front-yard vegetable gardens. The village of Miami Shores, according to the ruling, has every right to take legal action against residents who dare to grow food in their own yards because they are “ugly.”

SEE: Florida Court Strikes Down Front-Yard Edible Gardens For Miami Shores

The ruling in this most recent court case states that:

Miami Shores homeowners may have virtually anything in their front yard. They may decorate with garden gnomes, pink flamingos and trolls. They may park their boats and jet skis. And they are free to grow whatever trees, flowers, shrubs, grasses, fruits and berries they desire. There is, however, one thing forbidden: Vegetables.

The court’s decision was based on a now four-year long legal battle of Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts. All homeowners will be fined $50 a day, not for robbing banks, or trafficking humans, or running some other criminal enterprise — but for growing their own food.’

Read more: Court Rules Front Yard Garden ILLEGAL But Plastic Flamingos Are Okay


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