After seeing pictures of some of the youth helping out, I think I see the real reason behind the harassment. Sad.
One of the most valuable projects my daughter ever participated in was the Garden Project at her school. South Shore Charter Public School in Norwell, MA. They traveled to a farm where they grew vegetables, worked for the farm, composted and most important learned to appreciate all kinds of vegetables. She is 13 now (project was k-2) and still eats everything including kale (which I hate-lol). They kept journals, did math problems, made menus and cooked what they grew. The project encompassed all aspects of learning. For the kids the best part was digging in the dirt and being outside in all kinds of weather. They worked as a team and learned to delegate. This teacher in Memphis is doing a wonderful service for his kids. He should be applauded.
i am all for doing gardens. but the bees ? if i were his neighbor i wouldn't like that at all i am allergic to bee stings. !!! the photos looked cropped only to show u what they want to be shown. i wish they would of showed all the front yard and back....and also pics of neighbors yaards. i live in a gated communmity and we all have to keep our yards up to certain appearances. But great job math teacher and students ! I gaarden on my back porch in pots !!!
This is crazy. They tried to do the same thing to Julie Bass a few months ago. Folks in Memphis need to investigate how far along their city is on the Agenda 21 program. For those who have never heard of this, get educated quick, the folks in Washington state and Florida are tryng to undo what their politicians have signed them up for. http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/
This is a wonderful thing this man is doing for his students and the city, to stop it is a crime in itself; To take to court is a waste of tax payers money. Memphis please help him and stand up, speak up, go to court. The Judge is a politician and voted in his office. I don't live there, but have many friends that do and I visit. Put this on the news.....
HELP THIS PERSON!!!!!!!
Everyone should email the Mayor and complain about this type of harassment. Email for him is Mayor@memphistn.gov
Sounds to me like the blight enforcement has gotten out of control and are trying to justify their jobs!
Adam Guerrero ought to receive a citation of merit from the city council for his garden.
I agree with Amanda. The Honeybees do NOT fly around Nilly-Willy stinging people. They are very Docile. One usually gets stung because of bumping into one or squishing one. A honeybee also knows that when he stings, he will DIE. Wasps, Yellow Jackets and Hornets are the MEAN ones. They will sting just because they can and they can sting over and over again, unlike the honey bees.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/… Midtowners reap health benefits, convenience of having vegetable garden in front yard. I guess since Mr. Guerrero doesn't live in Mid-Town his garden is a nuisance. Double standards I assume.
If no grants are available;
for sure local businesses would be proud to support the Project and school
(and get free advertising) for donating supplies.
Maybe Mr. G. should get the Art Class Students to paint the compost boxes like a "Flower Garden" , but first the Art teacher should get an "Urban Renewal" grant from the city to pay for the supplies. And the "Shop" students could get extra credit for building a "White Picket" fence for the front yard. (again get a grant). Paint the Bee boxes to blend in and look like the back of the Garage.
Then the neighbors wouldn't/couldn't say "Peeps" about anything.
And the School and Kids get extra credit for excellent "Special School Projects"
(call the news agencies for coverage). And have FUN !
I think the front yard garden is beautiful looks better then ordinary grass if it wasnt edible plants growing he would be allowed to keep it some double standard and what he does in his own back yard is his business no one elses after all hes not hurting anyone and is working with the environment doing positive things more power to you tell that idiot judge to go after methlabs not peoples home gardens
So why the harassment and government intrusion? What is he doing contrary to public welfare? Why are home gardeners and the like across the country getting treated like this? Bravo to him for his efforts and sharing.
I live in the Nashville area. I live at the end of a cul-de-sac. The neighbor to my right has a little garden. They grow tomatoes, peppers, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and some other items. We (the other neighbors) take turn watering and caring with these people so we can enjoy what they are doing. Another neighbor has thought about planting some corn in her back yard. We are a living in a community that is helping one another. Mephis has someone who is teaching and providing youngsters with knowledge for the future. We need to learn from him and not just take notes, but try accomplishing what he is doing to better ourselves and those around us.
You go man! I hope that the city comes to its senses, and withdraws the complaint. We have a hay field in a part of town that used to be rural. When the city swallowed us up, lots of suburban development grew up around us. So what happened? Our new "neighbors" began complaining (neighing?) about the "weeds". Tall native grasses. We were served a complaint, because our hay field was more that 6" tall. We pointed out that this was not a lawn, but a field of hay. Besides, a good portion of the offending "weeds" were actually on city property. We said it would be "mowed" and bailed when the hay was ripe, not before. The city ate crow, and cut their own offending "weeds" which were weeds actually, since they could not be readily harvested as hay. We then offered to cut down all the trees between at the edge of our property so that we could mow perfectly to city standards. The neighbors, "Oh, no, don't do that! We like the trees" We told them we won't do a perfect job of keeping the weeds at less than six inches in a grove of trees. We also pointed out that the milkweed we leave growing is actually Monarch habitat. We didn't get any more complaints after that. We care for our property as we see fit, and we now mow portions that acutally belong to the city. (They did it for one year, only.) I like the motto: "Don't move in next to a hog farm and then complain about the stench." Urban mentality! UGH! "Pave paradise and turn it to a parking lot" Joani Mitchell
Install a nice fence in the front and a privacy fence in the back so ur nosy neighbors can't see what u r doing from what I see u r not breaking the laws
We have a front yard garden in our east Memphis neighborhood right off Walnut Grove. I admire what our neighbors have done! Even though it isn't the appearance I want for my front yard, I have no objections. Most of the backyards here in this beautiful tree rich area are too shady for a good garden!
I am all for Adam and his garden
We all should start raising our own food.
where I live in california a bell pepper costs $1 - $4 a piece
lettuce is about $2-3 a piece Don't get me on tomatoes in this city its 3-5 a pound
go out of town and its $2 a pound. Yay I get 2 tomatoes and have to pay 3-4 dollars?
come on now.
thats just a starting point.
we lack nutrition and suffer to eat junk foods because junk foods are cheaper then natural foods.
Keep the great work up Adam.
I would love to turn my whole front yard into a garden. What grows in temps from 30-67 and heavy rain during winter? Can I plant now? I will roto till my whole yard and just plant seeds like crazy if i could grow even a little.
lol restore america? america needs a major change to get rid of republicans & democrats. Stop wars and lower food & oil prices etc.
major oil spill and they still make a profit higher then they ever have?
AMERICANS need to wake up
Allow us our rights and stop taking our rights away to grow food and be free.
what happened to 30% markups instead of 1000% markups.
manufactures make the money we are just slaves to all.
During WW II we had Victory Gardens, now we are facing Surrender, so we do not need food grown at home. That competes with Monsanto genetically modified food to feed you and your family. Google "Monsanto", learn about the future of what we will be eating. We are so protected, our government only wants cooperation. In DeKalb Co, GA it's a $5000 fine if you grow vegetables in your yard and share with neighbors, you are not a licensed farmer, your vegetables have not been govenrment tested. Don't you love our government? Yet you are going to elect either a Republican, or Obama in 2012?
Why? When you could elect Don Cordell for President and Restore not Change America.
By Hannah Sayle, Chris Herrington, Chris Shaw, Louis Goggans, Greg Akers, Bruce VanWyngarden, Jackson Baker and John Branston
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