12 Jul '11, 11pm

Oak Park, Michigan: Where Growing Vegetables is a Crime:

Oak Park, Michigan: Where Growing Vegetables is a Crime:

Written by Jason Knapfel for DietsInReview.com Since when is growing vegetables a crime? When you live in Oak Park, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit) and you do so in your front yard. “We thought it’d be really cool to do it so the neighbors could see. The kids love it. The kids from the neighborhood all come and help,” said Julie Bass, the culprit of this heinous crime. She was first given a written warning by the city code enforcers. Then she got a ticket. Next was a misdemeanor charge. Bass’ apparent stubbornness may actually land her in jail for up to 93 days. Here’s where it gets a bit surreal. When asked by the Detroit Fox affiliate what is suitable for front lawns, Oak Park City Planner Kevin Rulkowski said the following: “If you look at the definition of what suitable is in Webster’s dictionary, it will say common. So, if you look around and you look in any other comm...

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