Michigan vegetable garden charges dropped
Charges against an Oak Park, Mich., woman, who faced 93 days in jail for having a vegetable garden in her front yard, have apparently been dropped.
The attorney for Julie Bass said, however, that he is not certain that officials won't revive the charges after the negative publicity subsides.
News of the action against Bass, who has a tidy collection of raised beds in her front yard where she grows vegetables, went viral, and officials in the town found themselves swamped by bad publicity after charging Bass with violating city codes.
The Oak Park Hates Vegetables Facebook page, for example, has more than 29,000 "likes."
I am thinking that this might make a good headline on the story: "Tomatoes beet bureaucrats."