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New Law - Vegetable Home Gardens NOT OK
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:33 AM
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Members of the Amenity Authority Committee learned at their meeting on Wednesday that a new Florida law that permits vegetable gardens in residential front yards won't affect community standards in The Villages. Lewis Stone, the AAC's attorney, said he and Valerie Fuchs, who represents the numbered Village Community Development Districts, concluded deed restrictions that Villagers agreed to in their purchase contract supersedes the new law. (Full report in Thursday August 8, 2019 Daily Sun Section C.Page C-4).
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:57 AM
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That is too bad, I would much rather put water on something of value that waste it on a green dog toilet.
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:38 AM
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I am thinking that the issue will be resolved to the status quo. The new Representative Hage has close ties to The Villages and this area.

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I never thought the front yard garden was ever going to happen. So now we can stick a fork in it (pun intended).

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Old 08-08-2019, 11:49 AM
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Sorry to hear that. We Just put in two rows of Corn and one row of Tomatoes. Oh Well! Green Acres Opening and Closing Credits and Theme Song - YouTube
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...deed restrictions that Villagers agreed to in their purchase contract supersedes the new law.
I suspect that much of what people might choose to plant is not covered by the deed restrictions anyway.

Will have to dig ours out and see what they say.
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There are a LOT of people/entities, "that have the intelligence and the wherewithal"...to hire good legal advice.


Which is why the legal and court system exists...in the first place.


We will simply have to wait to see...who ultimately prevails.
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I suspect that much of what people might choose to plant is not covered by the deed restrictions anyway.

Will have to dig ours out and see what they say.
Yeah I checked the deed restrictions and community guidelines for my area and didn't see a thing about not being allowed to grow vegetables in the flower bed.

There are height restrictions, border restrictions, decoration restrictions, fencing restrictions, and "exotic" "invasive" and "non-Florida-friendly" restrictions.

So basically if I wanted to grow tomatoes, bananas, raspberries, basil, oregano, rosemary, mint, cabbage, and eggplant, there's nothing in the restrictions saying that I can't. The herbs would have to be in pots since they would be considered "invasive" otherwise.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:03 PM
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Keeping in mind that this is simply an 'opinion' of attorneys paid by Da Family...we shall see, we shall see.


Given that the state law arose from extremely similar 'local' circumstances, it will be interesting to watch... the outcome of the first lawsuit.


I'm guessing that Morse's lawyers were confident that they would prevail on another lawsuit, right up until that is...he had to write that $40M check.
Nope, it’s not just an opinion. The author of the bill, Rep. Hage, confirmed that it is not the intent of the law to affect voluntarily agreed upon restrictions and that the deed restrictions every one signed (except perhaps those on the historic side) fall into that category. He intends to introduce language more specifically addressing that distinction in the next session.
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Yeah I checked the deed restrictions and community guidelines for my area and didn't see a thing about not being allowed to grow vegetables in the flower bed.

There are height restrictions, border restrictions, decoration restrictions, fencing restrictions, and "exotic" "invasive" and "non-Florida-friendly" restrictions.

So basically if I wanted to grow tomatoes, bananas, raspberries, basil, oregano, rosemary, mint, cabbage, and eggplant, there's nothing in the restrictions saying that I can't. The herbs would have to be in pots since they would be considered "invasive" otherwise.
I think in your area there are no restrictions.
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