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Town Bans Front-Yard Gardens; Florida Couple Sues for Their Rights

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Thursday, 09 Jun 2016 02:16 PM

A town has issued a ban on front-yard gardens in South Florida, forcing one couple that has been growing vegetables out front for 17 years to file suit, The Associated Press reported.

The couple is asking a judge to uproot the ban they claim violates their constitutional rights.

Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts say they dug up the garden in front of their Miami Shores home in August 2013 when town officials threatened to fine them $50 a day if they didn't. The threat came a few months after the Miami Shores Village Council adopted a new zoning plan for the town of about 10,500.

At a hearing Wednesday, their attorney said the ban violates the Florida Constitution in several ways.

An attorney for Miami Shores says the new rule treats all homeowners the same.

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A town has issued a ban on front-yard gardens in South Florida, forcing one couple that has been growing vegetables out front for 17 years to file suit, The Associated Press reported.
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