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TheFreedomtoGardenandProtectionofNatureAct

Weareworkingoncombiningthesetwoconceptsintooneworkinginitiative

ProtectionofNatureAct

TheFreedomtoGardenHumanRightsRestorationAct

Thepeoplehaveanatural,

lawfulandunalienable

AnOrdinancetorestorethenaturalHumanRighttogrow

righttoallthingsnature

anduseplantsforthebasicnecessitiesoflife.

hasprovided

 

WhereasintheStateofCalifornia,thePeopleofthe

Thepeoplearethesole

CountyofLakedoherebyFind,DeclareandOrdainas

ownersandregulatorsof

follows:

theirnaturalandindividual

Wheninthecourseofhumanevents,itbecomes

mind,bodyandsoul

necessaryforpeopletoreaffirmandreestablishthe

 

fundamentalhumanrightswithwhichtheyarenaturally

Theseideasandself

endowed,andtoassumeamongthepowersoftheearth,

evidenttruthscomefrom

theequalstationtowhichthelawsofnatureandof

andarebasedupon

nature'soriginsentitlethem,andtorecognizeadecent

naturalhumanrightsas

respectfortheopinionsofhumankind,requiresthatthey

definedbythe

shoulddeclarethecauseswhichcompelthemtocome

constitution,the

forwardtowardthereestablishmentofthoserights.

declarationof

independence,themagna

Weholdthesetruthstobeself­evident:

carta,andthetheU.N.

Thatallhumansbeingsarecreatedequal.Thathuman

declarationofhuman

beingsarenaturallyendowedwithcertainrights,andthat

rights

amongthesearelife,libertyandthepursuitofhappiness,

andthattosecuretheserights,governmentsare

Wethepeoplehereby

instituted,derivingtheirjustpowersfromtheconsentof

submitandordain

thegoverned,andthatwheneveranyformofgovernment

becomesdestructiveoftheseends,itistherightofthe

● Thereshallbenorule

peopletore­declareandreestablishtheinherenthuman

 

makingorlegislation,that

rightsthatwouldintrinsicallycorrectsuchgovernmental

wouldprohibitor

negligence,andtoreconstitutesuchinaformastothem

otherwisetakeawaythe

shallseemmostlikelytoeffecttheirsafetyand

rightofthepeopleto

happiness.

consume,cultivate,sellor

tradeanynaturalplant.

Therefore,inaccordancewiththe9thAmendmentofthe

 

ConstitutionoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica,Amendment

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IX:"TheenumerationintheConstitution,ofcertainrights, shallnotbeconstruedtodenyordisparageothers retainedbythepeople.",andalsoinaccordancewiththe

 

makingorlegislation,that

wouldprohibitor

otherwisetakeawaythe

CaliforniaStateConstitution,Article1Declarationof

rightofthepeopletoheal

Rights,Section21.:

themselvesnaturallywith

"Thisdeclarationofrightsmaynotbeconstruedto impairordenyothersretainedbythepeople.", and,alsoasconsistentwithCountyofLakeOrdinance

herbs,oils,tincturesor

anynaturalfoodsor

plants.

No.2267inrelationtoprivatepropertyrights,and,

 

whereasdisregardandcontemptforcertainhumanrights

● Thereshallbenorule

haveresultedinbarbarousactswhichhaveoutragedthe

makingorlegislation,that

conscienceofhumankind,and,whereasinaworldwhich

wouldgrantanyonethe

humanbeingsendeavortoenjoyfreedomofspeechand

privilegesofpatentinglife

belief,andwherefreedomfromfearandwanthasbeen

oranynaturalherbor

proclaimedasthehighestaspirationofpeoples

plantfoods,ornatural

everywhere,beithereproclaimedthatithasbecome

healingelementsthereof

necessarytoreaffirmandspecificallyre­constitutethe

selfevidentinherentfreedomtogrowanduseplantsas

● Thereshallbenorule

describedherein:

makingorlegislation,that

wouldallowthescientific

Section1.,Findings:

modificationofseedsor

Thathumanbeingsarenaturallyendowedwith

plantsthatwouldthreaten

thefundamentalselfevidentrighttohaveandgrowthe

todestroytheexistenceof

naturalplantsofthisearth,andthenaturallyoccurring

ageoldseedgenealogy,

seedsthereof,

breedsortheweboflife,

tobeusedfortheirownneedsasindividualsinpursuitof

orthatwouldthreatento

lifeandinefforttolive,andthatsuchbasichumanrights

takeoveranaturalseed

havebeenrecognizedandacknowledgedtoexist,and

orcrop

thattheserightsareheldinperpetuityoutsideofthe

constitutionalresponsibilityofagovernmenttoprotectan

● Thereshallbenorule

individual'srighttoengageincommerce.

makingorlegislation,that

wouldregulatingor

Section1.(a)

mandatingthepeopleto

ThatallCountyofLake residentsresidingwithintheunincorporatedareasofthe

forciblychemicalcultivate

orprocessourfoodor

CountywhoexercisetherightsdescribedinSection1.of

preventthegrowing,

thisActattheirresidencewithinsaidarea,andare compliantwithSection

harvestingandstoringofit

naturally

2.(a),andaregardeningoutside(outdoors)orina

greenhouse(andnotwithstandinganygenerallyapplicabl

● Thereshallbenorule

urgencyordinance(s)specificallyrelatingtowater conservation),are,asaccordedintheparagraphsabove, necessarilyexemptfromanyCountypermittingorother Countyordinancesthatwouldlimitanindividual'shome

makingorlegislation,that

wouldallowmassive

amountsofdangerous

chemicalstobesprayed

gardeningeffortsorabilitiesinconjunctionwithSection1.

inouratmosphere,orto

Section1.(b)

otherwisepoisonourair

Thatanylaw,totheextentthatitwouldspecificallydeny

orfood

ordisparagethehumanrightsasdescribedinSection1.

ofthisActisunconstitutionalbyboththeFederal

● Thereshallbenorule

Constitutions9thAmendment,andalsobytheState

makingorlegislation,that

ConstitutionsArticle1DeclarationofRights,Section21,

wouldallowpopulation

andbythefactthatsuchselfevidenthumanrightsare

controlorthemass

heldinperpetuitybythePeople.

destructionofnatureor

humanlife

Section2.,Responsibilities:

ShouldneighborcomplaintsthatarenotrelatedtoSection

● Allchemicallycultivated

2.(a)herein,orthatarenotrelatedtoaspecificmedically

andgeneticallymodified

verifiabletoxichealthrisktothepublicariseasanofficial complainttotheCountyasaresultofanindividual(s)

foodsmustbelabeledand

anyonecreatingor

exercisingtherightsasdescribedinSection1.,and

growingorraisingfoodsin

Section1.(a),(andnotwithstandinganyeffectedparty

suchawaycannotbe

choosingtoseekremedyandorreparationsbywayof litigationthroughcivilproceedings),alltheeffectedparties shallbedirectedtomediationprovidedforbytheCounty ofLake,andifresolutionbetweentheeffectedparties cannotbeachievedinareasonableefforttomediate(to bedeterminedbytheappointedmediator),theeffected

immunefromprosecution

orlawsuitsbycourts,or

thepeopleclaimingtobe

harmedfromsuchfoods

orpractices

● Anyrule,regulationor

partiesshallthencontinuemediationattheirownexpense (tobeequallydividedbetweentheeffectedparties)untila resolutionbetweenthepartiescanbeagreedupon,or untiloneoftheeffectedpartieswithdrawsfromthe mediation.

prohibitiontothecontrary

ofthisactaredeemedto

benullifiedbytheadoption

ofthisact,

● effectiveimmediately

Section2.(a)

AllwhoexercisetherightsdescribedinSection1.,and

Section1.(a)ofthisAct,shalltakereasonablecareto

preventenvironmentaldestruction,andareresponsibleto mitigateanypossibleforeseennegativeimpactsonthe naturalenvironments,andallpersonswhoneglectsuch practicesshallbesubjecttotheauthoritydesignated

underSection2.(b)herein,butsuchremediesaretobe

usedtohelpindividualscomeintocompliancewiththis sectionandnottounreasonablyburdenindividualswho

exercisetherightsdescribedinSection1.

Section2.(b)

TheCountyofLakeEnvironmentalHealthDepartment shalladministeroverindividualcircumstancesthatmay

ariserelatedtoSection2.andSection2.(a)herein,butall

suchadministrativeauthorityandcomplianceinquiries

shallberestrictedtocircumstanceswhereaverifiable

neighbor(orresidentofthecounty)complaintinwriting

andsignedbythecomplainanthasbeenofficially

registeredwiththecounty.

Section3.,SpecialCircumstances:

Anylaw,totheextentthatitwould specificallydenyordisparagetheHumanRightsas

describedinSection1.ofthisAct,(andnotwithstanding

anindividualinviolationofusingillegalgardening

chemicals,includingbutnotlimitedto,certainpesticides,

herbicides,fungicidesandfertilizers),istobesetaside

unlessitcanbedeterminedthattheindividual

circumstanceisoccurringwithinthecontextof

"commerce"relatedactivitiesasdefinedherein,orif

anindividual'sviolation(s)ofSection2.(a)ofthisActare

totheextentofviolatingacriminalstatute.

Section3.(a)

ThisActshallnotapplyincircumstanceswhere(a)

privaterentalorleaseagreement(s)(contract)exist(s)

pertainingtotheoccupancyandoruseofanyprivateland

unlesssuchisotherwisespecificallyenumeratedwithin

saidagreement(s)(contract),orunlesstheagreement(s)

(contract)doesnotspecifyanyconditionsoragreement

pertainingtooutside(orgreenhouse)homegardening.

Section4.,Definitions:

(a)FortheexpresspurposesofthisAct,theword

"commerce"shallbetakentomean:

Thebuyingandsellingofgoodsorservices

inanyform,andindirectreferencetotheexchangeof

UnitedStatescurrency(orothersuchlegallyrecognized

tender)forsuchgoodsorservices.

(b)Fortheexpresspurposesofthis

Act,thewordsphrasedas"complianceinquiries"shall

betakentomean:

Awrittenanddeliveredinquiry,andaninpersoninquirya torespondingto(a)specificcomplaint(s),andtowhich accesstoinspectprivatepropertyshallonlybein circumstanceswheretherespondenthasvoluntarily agreedtoandgrantedsuchaccess,orwhereonan individualbasis,acourtorderhasprovidedforsuch access. (c)Fortheexpress

purposesofSection1.ofthisAct,thewordsphrasedas

"tobeusedfortheirownneeds"shallbetakentomean:

Foruseasfood,medicine,fiber,fuel,buildingmaterials, environmentaldamagemitigationorotherenvironmental concerns,privacy,aestheticsorambiance, spiritual/religiousrequirement,(orother)basicnecessities oflife.

(d)FortheexpresspurposesofSection1.ofthisAct,the

word"natural"andthewordsphrasedas"naturally

occurring"shallbetakentomean:

Plantspeciesandvarietiesofsuchthathave evolvedinnaturethroughthetraditionalpollinationand crosspollinationprocesses,bethatbywind/weather,or animal(includinghuman)assistance. (e)Fortheexpresspurposes

ofSection1.(a)andSection3.(a)ofthisAct,theword

"greenhouse"shallbetakentomean:

Anystructurewherethesun'slightcanpenetrateatleast

80%oftheroof(ceilingortop)surfaceandthatis

intendedforandusedforgrowingplantsin.

Section5.,Severability:

IfanyprovisionofthisActortheapplicationthereoftoany

personorcircumstanceisheldinvalid,suchinvalidity

shallnotaffectotherprovisionsorapplicationsoftheAct

whichcanbegiveneffectwithouttheinvalidprovisionor

application,andtothisendtheprovisionsofthisActare

severable.ThePeopleoftheCountyofLakehereby

declarethatwewouldhaveadoptedthisActirrespective

oftheinvalidityofanyparticularportionthereof.