Woman Faces 93 Days in Jail Over Vegetable Garden

It's summertime, so let's harvest some locally-grown, organic outrage. A Michigan woman is facing up to 93 days in jail for planting a vegetable garden in her own front yard.

Oak Park, Michigan resident Julie Bass planted the vegetable beds in her front yard because the price of organic food his so high. But the city booked Bass under a regulation that says "a front yard has to have suitable, live, plant material." Apparently people were offended that her lawn wasn't an artificially-lush, perfectly flat carpet of green grass. The city gave her a ticket, and when she didn't root up her garden they charged her with a misdemeanor.

Bass explained to a local news station: "We thought it'd be really cool to do it so the neighbors could see. The kids love it. The kids from the neighborhood all come and help."

So, she's she's admittedly trying to hook kids on the stuff? They'll be lured in with cherry tomatoes, and slowly work up to string beans. Before you know it, the kids will be vegetable junkies, bartering their Razor scooters for a hit of sweet summer squash. Sick.

[MyFoxDetroit, image via Fox Detroit]