Friday, July 8, 2011

Busted for Gardening!

Do you live in an area that limits what you can grow in your own yard?  I know some folks live in neighborhoods where a neighborhood association controls what you can and cannot grow, but, for the rest of us, by and large, we have creative freedom on how we landscape our gardens.

With the weakness of our current economy and with the rapid rise in food prices, it only makes sense to try to grow some of our own food.   But not in Oak Park, Michigan!  After her front yard was dug up when a sewer line was replaced, Julie Bass decided to put in attractive raised vegetable beds instead of replacing the lawn.  Her new garden is a delight to see.  Very tidy and no weeds.

Unfortunately, Julie is facing 93 days in jail for planting a garden in her front yard!  Read more here.

Here are pictures of Julie Bass' tidy garden and yard.