Camden Haven Community Garden at Apex Park, Laurieton targeted by vandals

The community garden at Apex Park in Laurieton has once again by targeted in a crime spree.

A spokesperson from the Camden Haven Community College said the incident took place on Tuesday, October 8.

"The community garden was accessed without authorisation and the garden shed was forcefully opened," she said.

"The items stolen have tallied up to quite a cost, considering our garden is run by volunteers and supported by our local clubs' donations."

In August a number of items were stolen from the garden including seeds, fertiliser and a gardening book.

The college spokesperson said this time the intruders went as far as pulling tomatoes and corn right out of their beds, snapping some from the pulling motion to remove them.

"More than 25 packets of seeds, administrative equipment, a hose and its attachments, spade, trowels, forks (5), pots, the box that held our seeds, compost, fertiliser/tomato dust and plant trainers (just to name a few) were stolen."

The volunteers reported the incident to local police.

The spokesperson said the volunteers put their time and passion into growing a seasonal display for the community.

"Within an instant, there is minimal left but dirt, as they quite literally pulled out most of what was growing."

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