Friday, April 13, 2012
Today On Boone Street: One Good Thing, One Bad Thing
This morning we showed up to the garden to have our intern, Sean, give us news that he saw a few gentlemen walking away with handfuls of our garlic.They probably only took about five bulbs or so - pictured above is one of the broken stalks.
That was tough to hear first thing.
I did put up a sign last week on the community garden side of the lot that said "free community garden plots" with our contact information on it, so hopefully that didn't give the wrong message that the produce we are growing on the farm side of the garden is free for the taking. For now we've taken that sign down and will work on new signs that are very clear.
We don't want to put up a fence. My goal this weekend is to put some flower beds directly in front of these rows so that the produce is not visible and in reach directly from the sidewalk.
Yes, we do want to grow food for the neighborhood, but it's not fair for that food to be taken freely rather than have it be in exchange for some kind of effort, whether it is money, labor, or a simple thank you to a friend. After all, that food took a lot of effort to grow!
Happily, we turned around from the garlic and saw something great right behind us.
Looks like one of the kids wrote a little bit of graffiti on a street sign post. At least it was really sweet graffiti that helped put a smile back on our face.
Posted by AlizaEss