British Columbia Man Faces Six Months in Jail for Growing Food

July 12, 2011 by  
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Image: Dirk Becker Last week Colleen brought us the story of a woman in Michigan who is facing jail time for planting a garden. Sadly, this type of heavy-handed by-the-letter enforcement of bylaws exists at the same time as people embrace urban agriculture as a viable source of high quality nutrition. A man in Lanztville, British Columbia is facing a similar battle with the local government after converting his 2.5 acre “residential” lot from a gravel pit into a thriving organic farm.

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British Columbia Man Faces Six Months in Jail for Growing Food

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