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Originally posted by frazzle
Originally posted by Pervius
The soil in US cities by these homes isn't exactly very good for farming.
Lead paint, asbestos, chemicals dumped over the decades killing ants/bugs, carcinogens, fallout.......
If you want to grow your own food, your front yard in a city is the LAST place you want to grow it.
For all we know the prior tenants of this home used the front yard to work on cars and the soil is full of oil/antifreeze/brake fluid and battery acid.
She picked a horrible place to grow food/herbs/medicine.
Plant a seed where the soil is polluted with oil/antifreeze/brake fluid and/or battery acid and guess what will happen. Clue: nothing. The city would have had an easy job cutting her plants down as nothing would have been there but black greasy soil.
Millions of people grow gardens inside city limits and you'll have a hard time proving anyone has ever been harmed by that produce.
Plants “uptake” soil pollution through their roots. If the contamination is shallow, then deep rooted corn would have a hard time even being exposed, but shallow rooted lettuce will be exposed non-stop.
Originally posted by frazzle
reply to post by stanguilles7
phytoremediation is the use of green plants to remove pollutants from the environment or render them harmless.
Plant a seed where the soil is polluted with oil/antifreeze/brake fluid and/or battery acid and guess what will happen. Clue: nothing.
But if you go to the suburbs, especially around the west side of Lake Travis, where all the people from the San Fernando Valley settled, no way would they put up with that. Everyone's garage doors has to be the same color.
On the other hand the local town ordinance may declare that she cannot have edible plants in her front yard due to sanity or something.
Originally posted by conspiretolive
I agree that this situation looks fishy, but we cannot rule out the simple fact that most public workers are idiots, and their bosses take the crown for idiocy. So it is possible that the town mistakenly took down her plants, which in case she should get money from the lawsuit. On the other hand the local town ordinance may declare that she cannot have edible plants in her front yard due to sanity or something.
Originally posted by NotThat
I bet it looked like s**t. She said someone complained about her yard in her last house. This lady doesn't want to mow.
I wouldn't want to live next to her. Spiders, scorpions, mice, rats, skunks, racoons live in that mess. I know because I have a neighbor who doesn't cut his alley.
Hurrah for the city!
Originally posted by robhines
Can't believe things are that bad in America that you have the "law" just being basic criminals like that. They're really scared about people eating their own food aren't they instead of processed and chemically messed up junk? I hope they get sued and that stories like this bring about the end of what they're doing.
Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska
Originally posted by stanguilles7
Originally posted by Domo1
You have got to bee expletiving kidding me. No plants over a foot? On your own property? Getting cited for having an inoperable vehicle IN THE DRIVEWAY? I would have lost my expletive. I should be able to erect (heh) a 15 foot tall concrete penis ON MY OWN PROPERTY.
neighborhoods routinely have local ordinances saying what you can do on your property.
Not saying I approve. Just pointing out they exist. Just because it's 'your property' doesnt mean you can do whatever you want, especially in city limits.
i don't like you and i strongly disagree with your opinion, politely.
i added you as a rival.