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Michigan Woman Faced 93 Days in Jail for Planting a Vegetable Garden


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Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan was faced with a possible 93 days in jail after being charged with a misdemeanor -- planting a vegetable garden in her own front yard.

The garden consists of 5 raised beds, where she grows squash, corn, tomatoes, flowers, and other vegetables. Bass received a warning from the city telling her to remove the vegetable garden, because they claimed it violates an ordinance stating that only "suitable" plant material is allowed in a front lawn -- although exactly what is suitable is not defined.


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