Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Community Garden Vandalized...

This sort of thing pisses me off and breaks my heart. All I can say is whoever did this should be shamed in the town square then made to work in the community gardens 24 hours/week for a couple of seasons.

Garden dreams uprooted by vandals
By Laura McVicker
Columbian staff writer
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

FIRCREST — A year ago, LeeAnn O’Neil-Ocampo had a vision for Leroy Haagen Community Park in east Vancouver: a plot of fresh soil for neighbors to harvest vegetables.

That vision took form with the opening of a community garden earlier this spring at the park at Northeast 136th Avenue and Northeast Ninth Street.

What the Fircrest Neighborhood Association secretary didn’t foresee for her slice of Mother Earth? Senseless vandalism.

The morning of May 7, community gardeners arrived to find vegetables ripped from the ground and tossed aside. Wooden boards supporting raised plant beds were unearthed and dismantled. String separating the garden plots was yanked out.

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  1. That is heartbreaking. What could be more wholesome than a community garden? It's so sad when a bunch of aimless punks come along and ruin something like that for kicks.

  2. Keep the faith. Keep gardening. Replant, repair and keep going... It is very sad. Thank you for your continued efforts!