via Vegetable Garden Brings Criminal Charges in Oak Park, Michigan – ABC News. What? Ok, do they live where this is not allowed? Actually, they checked first and found no ordinance telling them it was not allowed. The family hired professional to make planter boxes, bought tomato trellises, paving stones and made every effort to make their project look orderly and pretty as well. So, if they decide what she has planted is “unsuitable” she faces up to 93 days in jail. For a vegetable garden? In her own yard? Wow…and Michelle Obama has a vegetable garden planted on the White House lawn.