The price of fresh vegetables is criminal. Literally
Julie Bass, of Oak Park, is facing up to 93 days in jail for -- yes -- planting a vegetable garden in her front yard.
Bass planted the raised vegetable beds in her front yard, ostensibly 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."
The city gave her a ticket, and when she didn't tear 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."
Said Bass: "They say, ‘Why should you grow things in the front?’ Well, why shouldn’t I? They’re fine. They’re pretty. They’re well maintained,” said Bass.