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Town Mortified As Govt Cuts Down, Destroys Community Fruit Forest Over Permit Issue

by Matt Agorist, Activist Post:

Across the globe, an awakening is happening in which people are realizing the power of growing your own food. Detroit, Michigan is a prime example. People have turned many areas, essentially brought to ruins through government neglect, into a food oasis. Edible landscapes are increasing throughout the world; however, when government gets involved, this self-sustainability through community gardening can often be thwarted.

The residents of Sunshine Coast, whose city council just unapologetically laid waste to a 7-year-old organically grown fruit tree forest spanning 11 streets, are finding this out the hard way.

A single complaint about a permit sent the city council into a fruit-hating tyrannical whirlspin — eventually leading to the destruction of the entire project.

As ABC reports, the Australian community has been at the center of a six-month stoush with the council after a complaint was made.

The council then ordered residents to obtain public liability insurance and a free permit in order to keep the trees on the footpaths.

To be clear, these trees were not planted by some rogue farmer on private property without the owner’s permission. The community banded together in a hugely popular project known as Urban Food Street (UFS) precinct.

The precinct has grown immensely over the years as residents volunteered their sidewalk areas for the trees to be grown. More than 200 people participated and benefited from the fruit forest.

According to some residents, they were entirely unaware there were permit and insurance requirements until the city council showed up with trucks and mulchers to chop down all the trees.

Chris White, a chef and resident within the UFS precinct said this thoughtless destruction of food was done to put in a sidewalk and put the residents in check.

“It’s a way now that they can put a concrete footpath in and it’s a show of force,” he said.

I think it’s the kids that are going to be impacted greatest here because they’ve nurtured these trees, and now they’re not here.

Through tears, White described how one of the children climbed up a tree to save its fruit before the city council chopped it down.

“She climbed inside the tree so that they couldn’t cut it down,” he said.

White then noted how the city council wouldn’t allow the residents to pick the fruit prior to destroying the trees, and they watching in sheer awe as government destroyed food.

We didn’t have enough people on the ground to save the trees and they wouldn’t allow us to get the fruit,” White said.

According to ABC, Councillor Ted Hungerford said the felling of the trees was disappointing, but the council was left with no option after a resident had not applied for a permit, nor opted to relocate the trees to private property.

Because the city claims ownership over the property in front of people’s homes where a sidewalk would go, they were required to get permits to have fruit trees in that space — most everyone did. However, because one resident didn’t apply for a permit, the entire area was leveled.

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1 comment to Town Mortified As Govt Cuts Down, Destroys Community Fruit Forest Over Permit Issue

  • MarcS

    So, the news behind this news is as follows:

    WAKE UP people…. The psychopaths in the NWO govts worldwide are setting the people up for bondage thru food.

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