Well even in Jordan Ave. Community Garden Ventura
California we only have a 3 1/2 foot fence (almost three sides, the remainder
fence line is adjacent to our two neighbor's backyards which we built to a
standard height) and haven't had any vandalism or theft from the
A couple of "inside" jobs based on the evidence we found.
At our garden opening we create community mosaic stepping stones which we placed
in front of our tool shed in order to prevent the mulch from impeding with the
operation of the doors opening and closing. We found one missing the day
after 9/11 (very intrusive at the time) and three more a couple of days later.
What we found that concluded that it was truly an inside job was that there was
dirt kicked up in the inside railings of the shed which indicated
that someone opened the tool shed and removed a shovel and dug out the
stepping stones and placed the shovel back. Of course our tool shed is locked
and the only people who have the combo are gardeners. Hmmmm....
Needless to say we removed the rest of the stones and
poured a cement slab and then did the mosaic work on top of that (about 300 lbs
worth). The person we suspected (we hated even the thought of it) was later than
dismissed fromt the garden for pesticide use. Nothing else was taken from that
point on or any offenses of pesticide use.
Green Cure, Inc.