Baylen Linnekin on the Government Preventing You from Growing Food in Your Yard

With summer now upon us, gardening season is in full swing. And as Baylen Linnekin explains, that can only mean it’s time for local government officials around the country to try to outdo one another when it comes to preventing everyday people from growing fruit and vegetables in their own yards.

If the proposition that squads of busybody, anti-gardening bureaucrats are waiting in your thicket, ready to pounce on the pecks of peppers you might have tended in your yard sounds like hyperbole, then you clearly have not been paying attention to the news. In years.

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