Memorial Day is more important to you as a gardener than you probably know
The men and women who have served in our military, fought to protect our freedom were fighting for your right to garden… a right that is not known world wide and a right that is rapidly being eroded even in our country.
Gardeners I’ve ‘pen-palled’ with in other countries tell stories of government control of their gardens. Unbelievable stories… crazy stories… stories that could not possibly have happened here.
But… not so fast.
There are many places here in free USA where gardening is regulated or outright prohibited and illegal with hefty fines and punishments
- Can’t plant edible plants in your front yard
- Can’t plant more than a certain percent of your property in a garden
- Can’t plant within a specified number of feet of property lines
- Can’t grow plants over a certain height
- Can’t have a greenhouse
- Can’t water as needed
- Can’t collect rainwater
- Can’t make compost
Other garden/feed yourself regulations/laws/mandates that federal, state and municipal governments are trying to put in place include: — This is the short list…
- Mandated registering of your garden
- Mandated registering of seeds
- Illegal to save seeds
- Illegal to give away your produce (only those living in your household can eat your produce)
- Required to give a certain percentage of your produce to the government for distribution to those who are not growing a garden
- Requiring you to grow certain crops and certain amounts to give to the government for distribution
- Requiring you to only grow items on an approved list (which will have no heirloom or open pollinated veggies on it)
- Dictating the size of your garden
- Dictating where your garden will be
- Dictating the soil make up
- Dictating how and with what you will fertilize it
- Requiring gardens to be communal
- Taxing your garden
A thing call Agenda 21 by the UN (United Nations) is the main force behind all this. Many – if not most – communities have adopted Agenda 21 already
Those of you dear readers
who have served our country
and to your wives, husbands, children, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters…
who also served by association
We remember and honor you this day for your duty and your sacrifice.