Thursday, July 14, 2011

Security Upgrade at the Community Garden

Sadly, community gardens are often targeted by theives, and mine is no exception.  When I first visited this garden in 2009 one of the plots had a large, homemade banner over it that said, "It's easy to steal shame."  So frankly I was expecting some losses.  July 3rd we had some friends over for dinner and I made a run to the community garden plot looking for squash and zucchini to grill and was shocked to find...none.  A couple days later a series of emails went around the community garden mailing list describing things that had been taken from multiple plots that weekend: tomatoes, squash, and even an eggplant that was supposed to be well-hidden behind weeds.  Sounds like someone had a home-grown celebration.

So the nice folks at M-NCPPC got chains and combination locks for the garden gates.  They won't stop a really determined person, but they do send the message that we care about this place and our food.  And maybe I don't really want to stop someone desperate enough to climb a 10-foot fence and throw food out.

1 comment:

  1. Blech. That feels bad. I agree that often a small deterrent can make a difference.