Newsflash: Couple Allowed To Keep Front Yard Veg Garden. Now This Is Progress.

Drummondville Garden

First Quebec couple Michel Beauchamp and Josée Landry were ordered to remove their thriving front yard vegetable garden immediately. Then they were given until early September. Now, in an unexpected turn of events, Drummondville officials have not only decided to allow the garden to remain but intend to change current regulations to allow more gardens of this kind. [Full story at]

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Here’s a time lapse of the building of the garden:

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Congratulations to everyone involved. It takes vision and guts to look beyond current regulations, consider the big picture, and make real changes.

Cheers for choosing collaboration over confrontation!


  1. says

    So many rules, laws & regulations are archaic. Doesn’t make sense why they would tell them to remove it in the first place! Very glad they changed their minds and are looking at revamping the law. What a wonderful looking vegetable garden!!
    Debbie :)

  2. Linda says

    I wish my own garden was so beautifully structured. It by far outshines most “conventional” front lawns and is obviously well maintained and planned. I would be honored to have such neighbors – the view from my front window across the street leaves much to be desired. Finally, someone in a position of authority made a smart decision!

  3. Crafty Gardener says

    Yeah, great news. I’m so glad that Drummondville is going to get rid of that silly law about no veggies in front gardens. I think they may have been swayed by all the negative attention they got in this day and age when folks are trying to become more self sufficient. I must say their veggie garden is much better looking than some “front lawns” I’ve seen.

  4. says

    This very garden was one that inspired us to plant our own front yard garden. Thankfully, our city government is more progressive.

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