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Quebec couple hold “Bed In” to try to save their frontyard urban farm


Photo by Samuel Gaudreau du Studio Photo Samgothero.

Case before City Council in Drummondville, Quebec

From the couple’s website (translated from French):

A return to the city council on August 13.

But above all, we wish we urban gardeners to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support you have given us throughout this process with the city of Drummondville. Moreover we have announced this evening that we had the official support of more than 35,000 people have signed the petition.

As the main point we wanted to change the regulations to allow the front gardens everywhere in Drummondville.

At this meeting, the Mayor, we announced that the Board had agreed to review the regulations to allow the gardens in front of the house, but as long as everything is framed.

ROSA | Potager Urbain from Samuel Gaudreau on Vimeo.

Voici le ”Bed-in” du potager urbain de Drummondville inspiré de celui fait par John Lennon et Yoko Ono. Il m’a fait plaisir de réaliser ce film pour les appuyer dans leur démarche. By Samuel Gaudreau

We were even invited by the Mayor to participate in preparing the new regulations that frame the front gardens in Drummondville.

For our part, we announced this evening that we were working on a guide urban gardens in collaboration with many experts. We also mentioned that the guide could serve as the basis for management of urban gardening and he wants a helping hand to other cities still banned from practicing in front gardens to reconsider their position.

All stakeholders involved in this guide will do so on a voluntary basis and we will be able to offer this free guide in PDF format at all.

Thank you again to all of you for this great victory, and especially thank you to the city of Drummondville for this opening and this step …

See their website here.

2 comments

1 pia carroll { 08.26.12 at 7:22 am }

Beautiful gardens, so glad it shall flourish! Must have been
tedious to go through but the patience was worth it- victory!
Classy video for sure!!

2 travis kennedy { 08.27.12 at 7:24 am }

Your garden is absolutely stunning. Congratulations on ‘being the change you want to see in the world’…