July 15 Update: Julie Bass has opened a blog about the ongoing malicious prosecution, which now extends to her dogs, altho they have never gotten loose or threatened anyone. The City dropped the veggies charge, without actually clearing them “of any wrongdoing.” The charges, she says, “have not been settled in a way that gives us any assurance at all of them not coming back the second the media spotlight is off of Oak Park.”
By Daily Mail
A woman who put a vegetable garden in her front yard has been charged with a misdemeanor and could even be facing jail. Julie Bass, of Oak Park, Michigan, created the garden after her front yard was torn up to replace a sewer line.
But a neighbour complained and called the city, who deemed it unsuitable.
Every front yard in the area is grass.
Miss Bass’s garden features five large planter boxes containing fresh basil, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers.
The city sent out a code enforcement who gave her a warning. Miss Bass then received a ticket and now she’s been charged with a misdemeanor.
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