Thursday, July 14, 2011

this is what's wrong with America

among many other things.

Detroit gardener Julie Bass is being taken to court by the city because, get this, she has a vegetable garden growing in her front yard.

Why, you might ask? Because her garden isn't suitable. Tomatoes and zucchini's aren't suitable, according to city planners in Oak Park (just outside of Detroit).

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't they having serious money issues south of our border? Wouldn't you assume then, that taking someone to court over a vegetable garden in their front yard would be a colossal waste of tax payers money?

Now, I know, the amount of money is peanuts, but seriously...does the city of Detroit not have one better thing they could do with this money? In 2007, it was named the most dangerous city in the US.

The city has also introduced a 300 million dollar stimulus package to revitalize neighbourhoods. Does front yard gardening not count? It's not like she dug up her front yard and randomly planted pumpkins everywhere. She has some nice, well kept raised garden beds in her yard.

And for this heinous crime, she's headed off to court.

You can read the full article about Julie Bass and her quest for front yard gardening here.

1 comment:

  1. Just imagine if the plant in question could be grown, dried, crumbled, rolled into a joint and smoked? Then this poor old lady would lose her house, go directly to jail (no 200$ to collect) and be treated the same as a violent offender (at least for a couple months.) She'd become someone's bitch, pump weights and get huge biceps, and die earlier than usual.
    What's good for the goose? That's right, is good for the gander. Want veggies? You go buy em' like the rest of us @costco. How dare you take business from those GMO toting crime bosses!