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.