10 Jul '11, 10am

Oak Park Garden: Another Family Fined for Growing Food: A family in Oak Park is fighting a legal battle to keep

Oak Park Garden: Another Family Fined for Growing Food: A family in Oak Park is fighting a legal battle to keep

After a sewer pipe broke on their property, Julie Bass and her family had to dig up their whole front yard to repair it. Rather than plant a water-sucking lawn or ornamental plants, they opted to build a set of raised beds and grow food on their property instead. After checking with the zoning board, they learned that the city of Oak Park allows decorative plantings, and Bass felt that a beautiful yard full of fruits and veggies would fit the bill.

Full article: http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/07/10/oak-park-garden-anot...

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