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The growing trend (pun intended) is to start a garden. While this is easy when you are outside of the city limits, have a few acres and no HOA, living downtown on 1/4 acre or less, makes this task a bit more challenging. Looking at tomatoes and kale instead of roses and peonies will not disturb most people, especially in Corvallis. But there are things to think about first.
Your home has a sunny spot, great soil and space - in the front, not in the back. So your food producing activities will attract more attention by by-passers of different species, means humans and deer (and other four legged friends). So here is the first crux: do you need a fence? If yes, the local ordinance will tell you what you can erect, and it makes sense to get the information before you invest in the lumber and the work, only to get a neighbor complaining about the structure.
Then there are things that the local ordiance might not (yet) cover. Manure for instance. While it will help you grow your food it might also diminish the friendly contact you enjoyed with your neighbors so far, in a more silent way than a rooster would supply but with most likely equal intensity.
Then there are plants, like Zucchini, that rapidly extent their reach, and if you have one in the front yard, make sure they do not touch the side walk, for a variety of reasons, mainly that nobody slips and falls, the tap from that accident will most likely exceed the savings from growing your own food.
So think about this before you invest you sweat equity, call the city for information about ordinances and talk to your neighbors to learn about their thoughts. If you inform and get consent it will be much less likely that you fail because of adverse reactions of your surrounding.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.