Let the Urban Gardens on Sitgreaves and Church Sts Stay
  • Petitioned City of Easton, City of Easton Code Inspectors

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City of Easton, City of Easton Code Inspectors
Mayor of the City of Easton
Mayor Sal Panto

Let the Urban Gardens on Sitgreaves and Church Sts Stay

    1. laini abraham
    2. Petition by

      laini abraham

      easton, PA

To the City of Easton and its Code Inspectors,

Please do not force the residents of 207 Church St. to remove their gardens.

If you choose to enforce a sidewalk code against beautiful and well-maintained container gardens which residents grow on their sidewalks, but choose to exempt stinky, ugly dumpsters, 55-gallon grease drums, loose garbage and eye-level weeds in the same neighborhood, what message are you sending to your citizens? The garbage and the weeds are a year-round detraction in the neighborhood while the gardens add beauty and life, grow fresh and healthy food, and make a walk through these alleys more enjoyable. 

We, the undersigned, request common sense with both code enforcement and language of the code. If you enforce a code, enforce it equally and sensibly, or not at all.


We petition you to allow the potted gardens, which are grown on Sitgreaves and Church Streets (207 Church St., Easton), to stay. We support urban gardeners and hope that you will, too.

We wish to see Easton clean, safe, attractive, and green and feel our laws, ordinances and enforcement of codes should reflect that.


Thank you.

Recent signatures


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    Reasons for signing

    • Tracy Petitjean HENDERSON, KY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Everyone should have the right to plant whatever type of garden they can, whether in their yard, container gardening or any other type. This is better than trash being strewn everywhere and they are beneficial to many people. Please allow the container gardens to stay on the sidewalks. Do the right thing and send the right message to your citizens and get rid of the trash and weeds and allow the gardens to stay.

    • gleider dominguez MIAMI, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      growing food locally is a sustainable cheap and healthy solution for many americans today. most of us don't know the chemicals in our foods and many people cannot afford to spend a premium on groceries.

    • Michael Park FLORIDA CITY, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Because truly being independent is based on the security of your food supply, which is better if it exists outside of monetary consideration.

    • Linda Corallo EASTON, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a lifelong resident of Easton, and grew up in the West Ward area. I continue to support downtown Easton, which is more beautiful now than it has ever been. The Urban Gardens is a beautiful place. Please concentrate on the run down buildings and slumlords and leave the gardens alone!

    • Julia Dole SANTA MONICA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      It's time the city fathers STOP keeping Easton down, just to make the town look more pathetic when they apply for federal grants TRUE!). STOP such backward bullying! And let's vote these bullies OUT!


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