U.S. City Outlaws Vegetable Garden, Orders Family To Destroy Front Lawn

American family ordered to destroy vegetable patch in their garden, as city outlaws growing of vegetables

A family from the United States have been forced to destroy their vegetable garden due to new city zoning laws in the city of Sugar Creek, Missouri. 

Nathan Athans has been told to trash the family vegetable patch, or face prosecution, as Orwellian new rules were introduced in April without any notices to residents.

Americanintelligencereport.com reports:

Athans backyard only gets 2 hours of sunlight, preventing various vegetables from growing so he chose to plant one in his front yard, putting a large target on his property by the city.

He loves tending to his garden and is very fond of it.

“I’d probably say about 300 hours [so far this year], I spend all my free time out here,” Athans told KSHB. “I want my family to know where their food is coming from, I don’t want to have to go to the grocery store and worry about what was done to that food.”

Athans claims there was a “witch hunt,” by neighbors and city officials over his choice to put the garden in the front yard.

Last year the city fined Nathan for having weeds in his garden. He complied and paid the ticket.

“We did it, completely weed-free, we paid our citation,” he said.

City official, Paul Loving, believes differently about the garden. “I don’t know that there would have been a problem with them had the gardens been well kept, they weren’t.”

Loving told KSHB, that the city received many complaints and the ordinance is the resolution. “Because I want my yard a certain way doesn’t mean the neighborhood has to keep his yard the same way, but I do have an expectation that we’ll all be reasonable in what we put in our front yards.”

The family initiated an online petition hoping to sway the city to change the ordinance.

  • Evoen’si Vinii OrmeWright

    Stick your regulations up your ass your tyranny will come to an end… a shitty one

  • n10dkf

    When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work and your laws don’t protect you against them but protect them against you – When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – You may know that your society is doomed. – AYN RAND

  • James Michael

    Cities have no authority to write law for we the people…Would have told them to pound sand and stop breaching my peace….before I sued them….