The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Off the Grid News Current Events
Columbiana, Ohio, is the latest city to debate the legality of gardens, even if the two sides can’t agree on what is up for discussion.
Resident Tony Dolan claims that the right to garden on a homeowner’s property is at stake. The Columbiana city council at one point considered a proposal that would have restricted gardens to back yards, although that language was struck.
“It has been frighteningly apparent that we in this city have given our freedoms up in ways that we never really saw coming,” Dolan wrote at the Columbiana for/against Chickens Facebook page.
Mayor Bryan Blakeman claims the gardening ordinance is being considered because, technically, gardening currently is banned.
“Right now, if there is not something expressly in this code that says that you can have one, you technically can’t,” Blakeman told thepost was originally published on this site