12 Jul '11, 3pm

After covering the Michigan woman facing jail time for her garden, @c_vanderlinden looks at garden laws across the US

Let's look at that, shall we? It assumes that the rest of us must want to look at boring swaths of lawn punctuated by a few shrubs (usually sheared to within an inch of their lives in some sad form of suburban quasi-topiary). It's at the crux of the argument for why the city of Oak Park is prosecuting Julie Bass for her front yard vegetable garden. City planner Kevin Rulkowski said, in an interview with the Detroit News: "A tomato vine on a tomato cage is just not attractive," he said. "Add that to the big wooden boxes. It's not the first impression people often put in front of their home ... or want to see in their neighborhood." Apparently, there are plenty of people out there who want to see that very thing in their neighborhood. Consider Sacramento, where, in 2007, the city council adapted the official Front Yard Ordinance to specifically state that vegetable gardens w...

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