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Nanny-State Madness: Woman Faces Jail Over Veggie Garden

Loading Poll.....-Nanny-State Madness: Woman Faces Jail Over Veggie GardenJulie Bass is facing serious jail time for growing veggies in her front yard.
Ms Bass and her family live in a modest home Oak Park, Michigan and after a sewer line repair forced them to dig up their front yard, they decided that instead of replanting it with grass, they would grow vegetables in nice, raised beds. The city of Oak Park does not like the idea and wrote Julie a citation. She disagreed and is now facing a jury trial and possibly 93 days in jail.

The city and the Bass family are at odds over the meaning of the local code that reads;

“all unpaved portions of the site shall be planted with grass or ground cover or shrubbery or other suitable live plant material”

Julie


Added: Jul-9-2011 Occurred On: Jul-9-2011
By: aranger45
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Tags: Nanny-State, Madness, Woman, Faces, Jail, Veggie Garden
Location: Oak Park, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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