UPDATE: 9/23/11: The Memphis Flyer reports on today's hearing, saying that "the future is bright for Adam Guerrero's garden." Check out the full story here: http://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlog/archives/2011/09/23/update-adam-guerreros-garden
Adam Guerrero, a high school math teacher and Memphis resident, transformed his front and backyard into a thriving, urban garden. He grows tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant; produces biodiesel; and keeps bees. He even takes local students to the garden and teaches them.
But unfortunately, the Shelby County Environmental Court deemed Mr. Guerrero's garden to be a "nuisance." He is being forced to dismantle the garden he has worked so hard over for the past two years, and he must appear in court on September 23, 2011 to show that he has complied with the judge's ruling.
We feel this is an unjust action against an innocent man. Mr. Guerrero is providing technical and vocational skills training to the youth of Memphis. A garden is not garbage or rubbish, especially not one that encourages youth to be involved with their community in a positive way.
Please sign the petition urging the court to overturn the decision and let Mr. Guerrero keep his garden!
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Read the Memphis Flyer article here: http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/seeds-of-discontent/Content?oid=3052172