City of Orlando: Uproot Your Vegetable Garden or Pay Us $500 a Day

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Uproot Your Vegetable Garden

In November, Local 6 broke the story about the controversial garden after the city told the Helvenstons their 25-by-25-foot front yard vegetable garden was not in compliance with the city’s code.

After hundreds of emails supporting the couple flowed in and initially allowing the Helvenstons to keep their garden, saying it will hold off on violations, the city has since asked the couple to uproot the garden and replace it with a lawn or face fines.

According to Ari Bargil, an attorney for the Institute for Justice, the Helvenstons have a scheduled inspection and will be fined starting on Thursday, up to $500 a day.


The Helvenstons

The greatest freedom you can give someone is the freedom to know they will not go hungry.” -Jason Helvenston

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