Last month we wrote about how Michel Beauchamp and Josée Landry were told by the City of Drummondville, Quebec to tear out their front yard garden. It became an international cause célèbre, with Cause leader Roger Dorion getting tens of thousands of signatures in support of the garden. Now the City of Drummondville has folded in the face of the controversy. Dorion tells Causes.com:
Congratulations to everyone involved in this campaign. More at Causes.Com
The Drummondville case was one of the highest profile examples of a local municipality challenging the right to grow food in one’s own yard. While it took place in Canada, it quickly attracted international media attention because of the garden’s beauty and productivity. The win is significant because it helps establish a precedent that other urban and suburban gardeners can refer to when similar challenges arise in other parts of the world.