Homeowner's Association: "No Gardening"

We were speaking with a friend the other night and they mentioned that their homeowner's association doesn't allow vegetable gardening in their neighborhood. We had heard of regulations on grass height, basketball goals, and paint colors and the like, but this one was really a shocker to us...

Given the current state of our economy, the shift toward more sustainable living, and the opportunity gardening provides for healthier activity and eating habits, this ban seems completely backward. It helped us to realize that all of our blogging on container gardening and indoor gardening pertains not only to small-apartment-dwellers, but even suburbanites.

Do you live in a neighborhood with a homeowner's association? Have you ever encountered or heard of a ban on gardening? If you're in this situation and looking for alternatives, find inspiration in the following posts from Apartment Therapy:

Image: Garden Update: Carrots and Beets, Oh My!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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