Monday, July 11, 2011

criminal garden in oak park michigan

Julie Bass interview about her criminal front yard gardens in OakPark

oakparkhatesveggies | once upon a time there was a really sweet family who lived in oak park, michigan.

once upon a time, long before our heroes enter the story, the city planted a tree in front of each house in their tidy new suburb.

once upon a time, in the not too distant past, the city’s tree spread it roots (as trees sometimes do) and cracked the sewer pipe of the really sweet family in question.

fast forward to when things get good: WE are that really sweet family! we fixed the damage in the flooded basement, dug up the entire front lawn, removed the roots, replaced the sewer pipe (which was damaged by the city’s tree, please remember), and were left with mountainous heaps of dirt where our front lawn used to be.

we did some reading, did some thinking, and decided to use the space from the former front lawn and turn it into a beautiful garden. we had someone make us 5 pretty wood garden beds, and we planted some seeds. we have no gnomes (although i think they are cute), no overgrown wildflowers (nothing against flowers- just not our style), no man-eating plants (although some of our neighbors make me wish we did), and nothing in any way offensive- unless you count- drum roll, please- now astonished GASP… vegetable plants!


Mikesm01 said...

Maybe the City Officals of Oak Park should blow there nose hard enough to get there head's out of there butt's. Just what message are they sending (That if you grow a veggies that you will go to jail) What dumb_ _ _ made this law. Maybe the Resident's of Oakpark should plant a City Offical but that would not be the right thing cause they would only cultavate a blooming idiot.

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