I guess the recent weather wasn't hot enough for the Planning and Technology Director in Oak Park, MI. Just looking at the comments I bet he and the mayor are feeling the heat now.
It may get hotter still if this allowed to go to court. The concept of front yard gardens is here to stay. I had one for years -nothing like what they did in Oak Park though I just took a sunny spot (15 by 15) and planted it in whatever the kids wanted that year. Over the years we had watermelon, tomatoes and squash. My garden was much more obvious. I wasn't trying to be different, that's where the sun was. No one complained and I actually met the neighbors because they would stop by to talk about how it was doing when I was working in it. It was a positive experience for us but I remember a couple of years ago a city in MD tried to make a family turn their front yard garden over but resolved the issue quickly out of court when the city determined that as long as it was well maintained, it met the code. I suspect that's where this is heading, too. Lisahttp://www.theagitator.com/2011/07/07/d ... bout-this/