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City Of Elmhurst Sees Red Over Family’s Greenhouse

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THAT IS COMING UP AT 5:30 ON " THE CBS EVENING NEWS.

" A FAMILY FIGHTING TO KEEP GROWING THEIR OWN CROPS IN THEIR BACKYARD.

THE CITY IS DEMANDING THEY TAKE DOWN THE GREENHOUSE.

REPORTER: FOR THIS FAMILY THIS GREENHOUSE IS THEIR PRIDE AND JOY.

THIS IS BABY SPINACH HERE.

YOU CAN SEE GARLIC RUNNING THE LENGTH OF THE BED.

REPORTER: IT GOES UP FIVE MONTHS A YEAR MADE FROM PIPE AND PLASTIC DROP CLOTH MATERIAL THAT KEEPS THE SOIL FROM FREEZING IN THE WINTER.

WE GOT THE IDEA FROM WATCHING VIDEOS AND THOUGHT THE GROWING SEASON IS SHORT IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE COULD GET ANOTHER COUPLE MONTHS.

REPORTER: THE PROBLEM IS THE HOUSE IS IN THE BACKYARD.

THE CITY DOES NOT APPROVE OF IT.

WE SHOWED UP AT HOME AND THERE WAS A YELLOW ORDER ON THE SIDE OF IT FROM THE CITY.

REPORTER: CITY OFFICIALS SAY THE ZONING CODE PROHIBITS THESE STRUCTURES.

THE FAMILY SAYS THE CODE DOES NOT APPLY TO GARDENING.

WE BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO GARDEN IN THEIR BACKYARD.

REPORTER: EVEN THOUGH MOST NEIGHBORS SUPPORT THE STRUCTURE THE CITY HAS ASKED THEM TO TAKE IT DOWN.

IT IS MADDENING.

WE REALLY FEEL LIKE WE ARE DOING SOMETHING GOOD.

WE ENJOY IT.

IT PROVIDES FOOD FOR OUR KIDS.

IT IS OUR PROPERTY.

REPORTER: WE REACHED OUT TO THE CITY AND A SPOKESPERSON SAID THEY WOULD GET BACK TO US BUT THEY HAVE NOT YET.

THE FAMILY IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE THEIR FIGHT TO COURT IN JANUARY.

IT SEEMS TO BE AN ONGOING.

Source: Youtube