11 Jul '11, 5pm

Woman Faces Jail Time for Planting Organic Vegetable Garden

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's All About Organics page , and our Politics and Democracy page . A Michigan woman is being charged with a misdemeanor offense and is facing up to 93 days in jail. Her crime? Planting a vegetable garden-in her own yard. Her front yard, that is. Like many consumers today, Julie Bass, of Oak Park, Mich., appreciates the taste and healthfulness of organic vegetables, but isn't much of a fan of how much going organic costs at the store. So, like many health-minded consumers, she planted a vegetable garden on her property. But Bass chose to take the unusual step of installing neatly arranged raised beds of vegetables in her front, rather than back, yard. Bass explained her unorthodox garden location (and showed off how neat and organized it is, for those curious) to a local TV station: "We thought it'd be really cool t...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23591.cfm

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