Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan decided to grow a vegetable garden in her front yard after it was torn up during repair work to replace a sewer line. For that, she´s been charged with a misdemeanor and could face 93 days in jail.
A complaining neighbor called the city, which said Bass´s garden (five large planters containing cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, basil and cucumbers) isn´t suitable for the front yard according to city code.
While the city maintains that most residents don´t think it´s appropriate, some of Bass´s neighbors back her. She´s scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on July 26.