With the big push to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable. One would think that front yard as well as back yard gardens would be welcomed with open arms. This is not the case in Drummondville, Quebec. Josée Landry and Michel Beauchamp have been told they must scale down or remove their garden by town officials.
Drummondville town code states: that a vegetable garden can take up 30 percent of a front yard at most. They have given Landry and Beauchamp two weeks to comply. Meaning that they must drastically scale down their beautiful garden, or completely remove it.
If they fail to comply with the orders, they can face fines of $100 to $300 a day! Regardless of these threats the couple has stated in a CBC interview, that they have no intention of complying with the order.
The town of Drummondville has also said that they will be making all front yard gardens illegal in the fall of this year, and we Canadians still believe that we have property rights.
You may be thinking that the town government might just have a few screws loose, but we couldn’t be that lucky!
The town of Drummondville has signed on to a program called Climat Municipalités. A ICLEI (Local governments for sustainability) program. ICLEI is a group who is pushing local agenda 21 programs into cities and towns, through stealth initiatives.
The main goal of agenda 21 is to make the people dependent on a centralized government for everything, including food. Not to mention the removal of property rights (which is very clear in this case). So of course people who want to provide a healthy and self reliant source of food, is not going to be welcomed!
This is the green agenda. It’s only green and sustainable if it is produced by the government!