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Old 04-17-2019, 01:56 PM
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Florida Lifts Ban on Front-Yard Vegetable Gardens

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State lawmakers in Florida have told cities they must respect citizens’ property rights, and seemingly even more basic right to grow their own food.

They just passed a bill “prohibiting local governments from regulating vegetable gardens on residential properties.”

“Such regulations are void and unenforceable,” the new law says.
Anyone know how this would affect deed restrictions?

The clear exploitation of this law would be to plant corn or beans or other tall crops to create a privacy screen.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:08 PM
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OP, I think the article you sited may have jumped the gun. I did a google search and found many confusing entries on this subject, but it appears this is still working its way through the legislative process. I could not find an article stating the bill had been passed and signed by the governor.
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OP, I think the article you sited may have jumped the gun. I did a google search and found many confusing entries on this subject, but it appears this is still working its way through the legislative process. I could not find an article stating the bill had been passed and signed by the governor.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Senate Bill 82 (2019) - The Florida Senate
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There has to be more important things State lawmakers could/should be working on.
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Florida Lifts Ban on Front-Yard Vegetable Gardens



Anyone know how this would affect deed restrictions?

The clear exploitation of this law would be to plant corn or beans or other tall crops to create a privacy screen.
I am all for gardens. I have harvested and canned food in my past, but I really don't think this is a good idea for The Villages. It would destroy the beauty and I doubt it would be beneficial or really needed either.
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That would be the effective date IF it makes it through the house and IF it is signed by the governor....
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I agree
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:50 PM
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I like the idea of gardens. Better tomato’s and cabbage rather than tulips
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:10 PM
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That would be the effective date IF it makes it through the house and IF it is signed by the governor....
Senate Bill 82 (2019) - The Florida Senate

The FL Senate passed it 35Y to 5N. That would seem veto proof. But it does still need to be approved by the House.

(Ugh! And now this thread has descended into politics. )
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I like the idea of gardens. Better tomato’s and cabbage rather than tulips
Tulips don’t grow here.
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