Pearland TX

Thief destroys, steals from Pearland community garden that donates produce to feed the hungry

A local nonprofit helping to feed hungry families is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons who destroyed and stole from their volunteer grown garden.

On Tuesday, the Pearland Community Gardens posted on Facebook:

 

Help! The Pearland Community garden has been vandalized located next to the YMCA on YMCA drive. Sometime yesterday (June 22nd) or the night before (June 21st) the damage was done. Our tool shed was broken into and ruined, equipment stolen (chainsaw, hoses, hose reels, garden tools), plants were pulled out and beds destroyed. Not only is this a loss of equipment and tools, but it is also a loss of volunteer time and effort and loss of produce that goes to the food bank. If you have information, please contact Cassie Mitchel at 281-804-4211 or email info@mykpb.org

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The community garden was established in 2010. It is a shared space where produce is grown by volunteers to donate to local food pantries. So far this year we have grown and donated over 500 lbs to local food banks. We have learning beds to educate the public such as an heirloom rose bed, a monarch butterfly bed, a native plant bed, and a cactus bed. Allotment beds are also located in the garden where local citizens rent beds to raise their own produce for their families. This is devastating to our volunteers and allotment bed owners.

 

According to Cassie Johnson-Mitchel, Organizer for the Pearland Community Garden’s, a police report has been filed.

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