After her front lawn was torn up in a sewer repair, an Oak Park Michigan woman decided that rather than re-plant grass and shrubs, she’d convert the yard to five raised beds for growing vegetables. Neighbors complained to the city and now Julie Bass is facing possible jail time for violations of city code, even though the zoning code itself is so vaguely worded that it may be difficult to prove that Bass is operating outside the law.

Watch this video from Michigan’s WXYZ below, embedded via treehugger.com.