Turning 50 this French Canadian couple decide to improve their health by planting a garden in their sunny front yard. They find that not only do they save money, but they lose weight and his blood pressure and health improve. Working in the front yard also attracts attention and they get a chance to interact more with their neighbors. They also get into a legal battle with the city. Watch This video to see how this turned out.
“As they’re about to turn 50, and wanting to adopt a more healthy lifestyle, Josée and Michel decide to plant a vegetable garden outside their home in the suburbs of Drummondville, Quebec. Their backyard had little sun exposure, so they decide to set up the garden in the front yard. Once the garden beds are in place and the vegetables have started growing, the city asks them to remove their garden to put lawn back, but the couple decides to fight.” Possible Media
Drummondville’s front yard vegetable garden from PossibleMedia YouTube 9/2013
I am an RN with over 50 years of experience. I still work 3 12 hour shifts a week at a busy hospital. I owe my good health and longevity to good genes and a healthy lifestyle. My Dad was a chef and I very early learned to cook healthy primarily vegetarian foods. I love to garden and grow my own healthy food. Digging in the dirt is both healthful and therapeutic. Good for us and the environment. I hope you enjoy visiting this site and find the information interesting and helpful.