Eat the View: Tax Breaks for Gardens

Some governments hand out grants and tax breaks if you install solar panels; others if you buy hybrid and efficient cars; if you are a commercial farmer you get subsidies and tax breaks galore. Certainly right now the Feds are in full bailout mode, what about a little help with food prices?

Roger Doiron, the director of Kitchen Gardeners International, has a great suggestion: "We give tax breaks to people to encourage them to put hybrid cars in their garages and solar panels on their roofs, so why not a tax break to encourage environmentally friendly and healthy food production?" He likened his plan to deducting the square footage of a home office: the bigger your garden, the better the tax break. Those with no yard could deduct the rental fee for a community garden plot. ::Barbara Damrosch in the Washington Post

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