Letter: Shame on the thieves that stole our compost
I’d like to say to the people who stole our Plant A Row To End Hunger compost piles at both the Good Seed Community Garden and the Third Street Center, Shame on you. (You actually used a bucket to scoop all our compost at GSCG — greedy and stealthy.)
We worked hard getting that donated and shoveled by hand and your thoughtless, selfish acts have delayed volunteers by at least four days in planting over 400 starters and seeds in at least 10 gardens that are meant to provide food for our seniors, children without school lunches and shut-ins.
You have affected getting food to hundreds of people. Is it really more important for you to have great compost in your gardens than to feed the needy?
If you see piles of dirt and compost, don’t just remove the signage and take it for yourself without asking. Somebody had to put the sweat, time and gas in borrowed trucks, into getting it. We feel violated in our gardens. When you steal, somebody else is paying for your pleasure. It just ain’t right.
You might think about donating some of your time this summer, to help weed, water, harvest or deliver the produce that you have now delayed.
Karma is a powerful thing. Next time think before you take. Your actions impact others.
Kim Doyle Wille
Founder, Plant A Row To End Hunger
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