Judge Rules Government Can Ban Vegetable Gardens Because They’re ‘Ugly’ ( UPDATE!!! )

vegetable-gardens-banned photo credit: snopes

A landscaping dispute between homeowners and village codes in Miami Shores led to widespread rumors that a judge had ruled the government can ban vegetable gardens.

CLAIM: A Florida judge ruled that the government can ban vegetable gardens because they’re “ugly.”




WHAT’S TRUE: A Florida judge ruled that the community of Miami Shores could enforce local codes restricting vegetable gardens to rear yards only.

WHAT’S FALSE: The judge did not rule vegetable gardens may be banned altogether because they are “ugly” (or for any other reason).

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10 Responses to “Judge Rules Government Can Ban Vegetable Gardens Because They’re ‘Ugly’ ( UPDATE!!! )”

  1. newzbug says:

    YEAH, let’s go to the judge’s front yard and judge it and report it for ugliness!

  2. Bradford Hatcher says:

    Because it’s right there in the Constitution, explicitly granting government the power to enforce neurotic obsessions with conformity. I forget which Article.

  3. Patti says:

    I will never understand this but if they have been doing if for 17 yrs why now is it a problem, since it was allowed all those years this couple should be grandfathered in

  4. Susan says:

    What idiots reign in Flordia! It’s the reason I left the south! But it’s ok to pour ton of pesticides on your lawns that kills the bees that help produce our food. I think it’s reduclous that someone else can tell anyone if they can grow food to eat on there own land!

    • Steph says:

      It’s not everywhere in the south that has dumb ordinances like that. We here in AR (at least in the rural areas and small towns, pretty much do what we want when it comes to raising our food. We can even have chickens, goats, a cow,…………..here in town.

  5. Bryan Oliver says:

    Now I have to ask, What if they had planted one of those ugly Southwest desert type landscapes, that are very common in Miami by the way, or Even Worse one of those landscapes where they use all Florida native plants that look like a bunch of weeds ?

  6. Steph says:

    Glad I live where it’s still legal to raise our own food in the front, back or even in the side yard. If we want chickens, a goat, cow, that’s ok too! I love small town living!

  7. Steph says:

    Oh, yeah and it’s still legal to catch rain water and use it.

  8. Marie says:

    What is wrong with these people, ugly plants or veggies. I choisie veggies anytime

  9. Jeri S Baird says:

    And aunt june in her bikini sitting on a pink towel smoking Pall Malls with a Budweiser is perfectly legal. Wait…what’s that?!!! A cucumber?

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