Thursday, September 22, 2011

Memphis Kitchen Garden Deemed Illegal

This story has been circulating a lot in the past week, so you might have read a bit about it, but I thought it would be beneficial to post about it here.  Adam Guerrero, a math teacher at Raleigh-Egypt High School in Memphis, TN, has been charged with a "failure to maintain a clean and sanitary condition free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage" at his home in Nutbush.  The home garden in his front yard, although kept continually clear of trash or debris, has been labeled as a nuisance by the local authorities.  As a teacher, he also uses his garden as a school garden of sorts in an effort to help local students learn about agriculture and the production of biodiesel.  Unfortunately, he was told that if his garden generates a complaint, it's a neighborhood nuisance.  He has been ordered to remove his front yard kitchen garden before his court date on September 23rd.  If you are interested in helping Adam to keep his garden, and continue providing technical training to the youth of Memphis, click here.  There's also a video listed farther down on the website that tells a little bit about Adam and his current situation.  To see the Memphis Flyer article, click here

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