Dear Garden Thief,
I am so done with you! I am angry and if you ask others I don't get angry easy. Today I was working in the children's garden getting ready for a class on Wednesday when I couldn't believe my eyes!
I wrote this morning about how I had carrots in the children's garden as they are learning about the 100 mile diet this fall. Well, not any more! The least you could have done is taken them home instead of leaving them to shrivel up in the sun. These carrots would have been tasty but I guess they weren't up to your standards. They would have been used in our fall pumpkin soup but now I will have to buy carrots thanks to you. How could you steal from the children?
So far the theft has been a few items every couple of days. We know what you drive and you have been seen in the garden on occasion. Does the word 'community' mean you can help yourself? Absolutely not! We are a community garden and if you are in need all you have to do is ask. Taking without asking shows a lack of respect. Any taking or snacking of food from community plots is considered theft.
A community garden is where individuals and families rent a plot for the season to grow for their family. Some of our families are low income and need the food that they grow. When you dug their potatoes last week, they weren't impressed. For the new gardeners at the community garden, they are disheartened and ready to give up. Please don't spoil their garden experience.
Ladner Community Garden Society