Oak Park, Michigan Resident Julie Bass Faces 93 Days In Jail For Vegetable Garden

 This isn’t your typical, garden-variety crime.

After a warning, a ticket and now a misdemeanor charge, an Oak Park, Mich., woman faces up to 93 days in jail for refusing to remove a vegetable crop from her front lawn.

Julie Bass says that she thought it would be “really cool” for the neighbors and kids to see a frontyard garden, but some community members don’t appreciate the vegetable plot.

“I think it’s sad that the City of Oak Park that’s already strapped for cash is paying a lot of money to have a prosecutor bothering us,” she told My Fox Detroit.

Bass has since started a blog — Oak Park Hates Veggies — to chronicle her battle with the authorities.

“We now find ourselves in a storm of controversy worthy of some high level mischief. Seriously?” she wrote in an entry. “It’s a GARDEN. It’s not a high crime or treason or murder. IT’S VEGETABLES. And yes, we did throw in a few flowers.”

There’s also a Facebook page with 980 fans and a thread on the Internet message board Reddit with nearly 400 comments supporting her lawn farming.

Oak Park, Michigan Resident Julie Bass Faces 93 Days In Jail For Vegetable Garden.

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