(VIDEO) – Vandals trash Edgewood garden

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 2, 2014
Photo of the Edgewood Community Learning Garden, obtained via http://wyldecenter.org/

Photo of the Edgewood Community Learning Garden, obtained via http://wyldecenter.org/

The Edgewood Community Learning Garden has been vandalized six times in recent weeks.

The suspects, believed to be a group of kids, have thrown rocks around the garden and into a pond that’s currently being installed. The suspects have hooked up a hose and started filling up the pond with water, which can’t have water in it while it’s being built. They’ve stolen a yellow chain holding up a tire swing. They’ve broken the lock off the chicken coop and have stolen tools from the garden. They’ve even pulled vegetables out of the ground.

The garden, which is operated by the Wylde Center in Decatur, recently underwent a major renovation, Green Space Manager JC Hines said.

“The site manager, Monica (Ponce) works tirelessly to keep that space maintained and beautiful,” Hines said. “I think it’s a little disheartening that it’s happening.”

Ponce filed a police report on Oct. 1. Hines said one of the neighbors captured the suspects on video.

“We’re in the process of trying to identify who the kids are,” Hines said. “We’ve been passing it around the office to see if we can peg who one or two of them are.”

Here is the video, provided by The Wylde Center:

 

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