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Vandals hit garden again

Tomatoes are the most popular crop grown in vegetable gardens. (Susan Mulvihill)
Tomatoes are the most popular crop grown in vegetable gardens. (Susan Mulvihill)

The community graden at Northeast Community Center has been vandalized. Plants were pulled up and destroyed, and the water was left running in an effort to wash out the garden beds.
Jean Farmer, executive director of Northeast Community center, said this in an e-mail:
"(vandals) generally caused a lot of grief for those that have put their limited funds, energy and hearts into growing the gardens. They pay for their space and their seeds/plants and use the food to sustain themselves. They bother no one and in several years have held a harvest festival hoping to engage the community around them. I hope there are some neighbors out there who will help figure out how to stop such non-productive acts."
Please call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 if you know who's responsible for ruining part of this summer's harvest.


 




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