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Plant a Garden? Go to jail!

timothy (36799) writes | more than 3 years ago

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timothy (36799) writes "Oak Park, Michigan, apparently frowns on vegetable gardens visible from the street. 93 days in jail's worth! I would like to see pictures (with visible mailbox numbers, please) of all the local bigwigs who thought this was a smart fight to get into."
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You'd be a great newspaper headline writer... (1)

Nutria (679911) | more than 3 years ago | (#36716544)

Big vegetable garden in the front yard of a house in a densely-packed neighborhood.

Move to the country if you want a huge garden, chickens, goats and a windmill.

Re:You'd be a great newspaper headline writer... (1)

evanism (600676) | more than 3 years ago | (#36717666)

Yeah! You said it.

Cities are reserved for concrete, steel and car fumes. None of that nature crap here!

Re:You'd be a great newspaper headline writer... (1)

Nutria (679911) | more than 3 years ago | (#36718226)

None of that nature crap here!

Sure, because that's exactly not what I wrote. Jackass.

When you buy your own house, you're going to realize that while cookie-cutter uniformity is monotonously dreary, OTOH, the "too different" house drives down property values.

In this case, prospective buyers of neighboring houses will see that garden and think, "No way am I going to live near people who are going to fire up their Roto-Tiller at 6AM. They might even (not having a prior need to memorize Oak Park's laws regarding farm animals) have chickens in out back that will start crowing and cackling at dawn. *Every* day!"

So, the seller must reduce his asking price to move the property. Then when the Assessors and Real Estate agents next look at the neighborhood, they see the low price of the most recent sale and thus lower the values of *all* the houses near by.

There's only one thing to do! (1)

Trikenstein (571493) | more than 3 years ago | (#36717098)

and that's to unfriend on facebook and quit following on twitter, Oak Park and all it's officials associated with this atrocity!
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