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    I agree, that's a neat idea! I've read of inner city/urban blight areas that have local civic groups make arrangements with city officials to allow them to cultivate vegetable gardens in abandoned plots of land in poor neighborhoods and involve the local children in the planting, maintaining and harvesting of the vegetables. In many cases, it's probably the only time some of these children get fresh food. Hopefully some of them pick up the gardening "bug"!

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    We have farmers markets in pretty much each of the small towns that surround me. Each have theirs on different days of the week and anyone can bring their surplus produce to sell. The local grocers can't give their basic produce away in the summer months. That's when we start seeing the unusual or different stuff popping up.
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    That's a neat idea! That's why my HOA would object to it.
    I hate HOA's (Home owners associations). You buy land to build on, then they tell you what kind of grass, trees etc. etc you have to plant and where and what kind of vehicles you can park on your land. When I buy land I would like to make my own decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YZGI View Post
    I hate HOA's (Home owners associations). You buy land to build on, then they tell you what kind of grass, trees etc. etc you have to plant and where and what kind of vehicles you can park on your land. When I buy land I would like to make my own decisions.
    My beloved and I pronounce the three letters as a word, since we pay them to screw us.

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    My beloved and I pronounce the three letters as a word, since we pay them to screw us.
    I still live in the house we built in "88" before HOA's were in vogue. My son and some friends built houses where they have HOA's and generally are a pain in the ass. People that run them tend to be powerless in their jobs and homes so they wield it at their HOA members. At least thats what I have seen, I'm sure some are useful but if the people they are meant to govern don't give a **** then HOA's power won't help any.

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    By the way, my son and I are secretly by-passing the grass laws in his back yard. (don't tell anyone). We are planting Bermuda because with his dog the turf grass is heartier than fescue. It's what I have in my yard and we like it. We had the one of the hottest summers on record last year and I never watered the yard one time while all these fescue lovers watered for hours a day and still burnt up their grass.

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    My nephew had a HOA ...he wasn't allowed to build a back verandah because they didn't like the colour. WTF? There's a site that tells you how to disolve a HOA . they don't have the last say on anything it seems ..I'll try to find it. Who ever came up with a concept of having your neighbours make your personal home decisions for you was nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YZGI View Post
    By the way, my son and I are secretly by-passing the grass laws in his back yard. (don't tell anyone). We are planting Bermuda because with his dog the turf grass is heartier than fescue. It's what I have in my yard and we like it. We had the one of the hottest summers on record last year and I never watered the yard one time while all these fescue lovers watered for hours a day and still burnt up their grass.
    The reason it burnt was because they watered it. You're basically boiling your grass in summer if you water it more than once a week.

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    I wanted to follow up on this post since almost a year has passed and my CSA share option is up for renewal. This turned out to be a wonderful & educational experience and yes, I can't wait to do it again this year! The amount of vegetables was staggering some weeks and without a doubt our meals revolved predominantly around veggies from May through December. I froze a lot of them and have used them in soups for most of January/February.

    The farm tended to focus on heirloom varieties. There were so many more options than what is offered at the grocery store.

    Bok choy was new to me and I think it was my favorite of all the greens.

    Eggplant and I were never meant to be friends.

    Sometimes there would be a jar of honey from the farm, or she would include some fresh baked bread, fresh herbs, homemade pickles, etc.

    Anyway, there's too much to write about so I'll just summarize it but saying that without question we're on-board again for 2013 and I'm looking forward to May when it starts up again ... fresh strawberries ... bring it on!

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