Saturday, July 9, 2011

An improper vegetable garden?

When times were tough during the Jimmy Carter administration, front yard vegetable gardens began popping up all over, even in comfortable neighborhoods. Now they are reappearing and becoming more common during the Obama administration.

But the front yard garden belonging to Julie Bass is not allowed in Oak Park, Michigan.

Who would think that gardeners with raised beds visible from the street would be prosecuted? Why is this garden so offensive? Because it's not "suitable." Why is it not "suitable?" Because, at this point, "suitable" means "common", in the eyes of the law. Perhaps there are not enough front yard gardens to make them "common."

So, dear friends, plant vegetable gardens in your front yards to make them commonplace and suitable. For the sake of Julie Bass.

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