Smoking

We do not accept members or renters who smoke tobacco.  If a resident’s guests smoke, it is the resident's job to explain & enforce the smoking policy.

Almost all commercially produced tobacco is infected with the tobacco mosaic virus. This virus can infect many kinds of plants, and will cause massive crop loss in both tomatoes and peppers. Tomatoes are grown on our land and by the neighbors to either side. As such, there is absolutely no smoking cigarettes anywhere on or in front of our property, or either of the adjoining properties. The closest it is okay to smoke is across the street, although ideally you would walk around the block.

Additionally, cigarette smoke smells terrible to those of us who don't smoke, and even the residue left on clothes is bad for our health. Out of respect for us, please put on a jacket when you smoke and take it off outside before coming in to the house.