Hard to believe that local government would give people a hard time about growing veggies in their own front yards, but this is Florida and now the legislature is involved. A bill would allow a homeowner to grow veggies on their own front lawn, and would prohibit local government from taking action. Elizabeth spoke with the author of the bill and with the legal counsel of the Florida League of Cities, which is dead set against this proposal. As you can imagine, it’s all about money.
Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and stations around the country.