July 23, 2012
As the world battles an obesity epidemic, one Canadian council is going around ripping up thriving vegetable gardens.
Daily Mail: Michel Beauchamp and Josee Landry are petitioning to save the thriving vegetable garden, pictured, their Drummondville, Quebec, council wants to rip up
This spring, Michel Beauchamp and wife Josee Landry planted an elaborate vegetable garden on the front lawn at their Drummondville, Quebec, home and the cucumbers, tomatoes, beets and Brussels sprouts they grow have helped him shed 75lb and her 25lb.
But town code states such a garden can only take up 30 per cent of front yards in the St-Charles-de-Drummond neighbourhood where they live – the rest must be grass.