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Donations sought for vandalized garden


July 31, 2012
By Halifax Chronicle-Herald

July 31, 2012, Halifax — Halifax police are investigating after a
community garden used primarily by new immigrants was almost completely
uprooted overnight Sunday

July 31, 2012, Halifax — Halifax police are investigating after a community garden used primarily by new immigrants was almost completely uprooted overnight Sunday.

Gerry Mills of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services says the loss of the garden is devasting for the group of newcomers to Canada.

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Immigrants entered a draw for one of 16 raised plots in the garden in the city's west end.

The idea was to build a community garden that would allow immigrants to meet and socialize with people in the community.

However, about 70 per cent of the mostly vegetable crop was destroyed by vandals.

Peter LaPierre of Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens says local companies are pitching in with seeds and transplants, and he has been out looking for donations to replace the crop.


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