It's Friday, so I thought I'd take a break from the endless circular political posturing and read about something personal and positive. Anyone familiar with Julie Bass from Oak Park?
This time last year you probably hadn't, unless she is a personal friend or relative. Currently she is rocking her community and catching world-wide attention via her blog and FaceBook. So, what's the big deal?
This summer Mrs. Bass put in raised garden boxes and filled them with vegetable plants.
Again, what's the big deal?
Mrs. Bass placed these boxes in her gasp front yard!
Horrors! The Wrath of the Heavens shall pour down!
I wish I was kidding. Jail time for a vegetable garden.
When I first heard about this, I was amused. I still am, and horrified at the same time. Planting tomatoes and green peppers within the city limits, in the front yard, means you can go to jail.
Oak Park is one of our cities which has cut back due to the economy and its own budget problems. And they are prosecuting a woman for growing vegetables in her front yard. Vegetables.
What has this world come to?