Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Freedom to Garden Act Makes Sense

You wouldn't think legislation is required to give home and property owners the right to raise a few fruits and vegetables on their own property, would you? Apparently, it is. Rep. Paul Opsommer's Freedom to Garden Act will be discussed in the Agriculture Committee tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Room 307 of the House Office Building. The bill is pretty straightforward. You can read it here.

I generally like any bill that starts with the word "Freedom".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the type of bill that SHOULDN'T be necessary, but is. Obama originally wanted food safety regulations to reach down to even residential gardens if the person dare shared or traded their crop with neighbors. Such activity does NOT make a garden a commercial enterprise. And this lady was threatened with jail time: