Michigan Woman Faces Jail Time for Planting Vegetable Garden

Jul 8, 2011
Exec. Prod. of Franchises & Series. He previously reported for HuffPost, L.A. Daily Journal, and Biloxi Sun-Herald.
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Michigan resident Julie Bass thought the price of organic food in her area was just too high. So she decided to plant a home vegetable garden. 

And she thought she'd put it in the front of her house, "so the neighbors could see. The kids love it. The kids from the neighborhood all come and help," she told MyFox Detroit

Sounds great, right? Another homeowner trying to break away from the industrial food system by growing her own food? Well, clearly, you haven't met the code enforcement folks for the city of Oak Park. 

"That's not what we want to see in a front yard," Oak Park City Planner Kevin Rulkowski told the Fox station.

And so, they want to see this home gardener in court. Check out the full video report, after the jump:


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