Woman Could Be Jailed For Vegetable Garden

9 Jul

Posted: 7/8/11 05:05 PM ET

Julie Bass, of Oak Park, Michigan, wanted to grow her own food. She was a fan of organic vegetables, so she decided to convert her front yard from the grass-and-tree landscaping typical in her neighborhood into an edible garden. Because she had just torn up the front lawn to install a new sewer system, she had a perfect opportunity to start fresh. She planted cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs in raised wooden planters, and waited to reap her produce.

A neighbor didn’t like her choice of landscaping.

The neighbor called the city and complained that Bass’s yard disrupted the look of the neighborhood. The city agreed, and issued Bass a ticket. (more)

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2 Responses to “Woman Could Be Jailed For Vegetable Garden”

  1. MichaelEdits July 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    The neighbor sounds like a vegetable.

  2. pobept July 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    Send a message to these Oak Park, MI overbearing bureaucrats as I have. Express you opinion by sending your opinion to:
    City Manager Rick Fox:
    rfox@ci.oak-park.mi.us

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