This is probably a subject more suitable for the folks over at Garden Rant but it came up in the paper today and I couldn't believe it.
Seems the folks over in Shorewood (a well-to-do suburb of Milwaukee) are fining people for what they are putting in their front yards. No veggies allowed, they say. Now I completely understand the safey issues related to tall plantings in parkways (aka hellstrips ... that little piece of land between the road and the sidewalk), but let's be honest: Unless you live on a corner there is no safety issue.
I'm thankful not to live in a place where one's neighbors turn you in for growing corn, but I really can't imagine a more small-minded attitude. Has anyone personally been through something like this?