Thieves Stealing Produce from Community Gardens
Community gardens are generally places that bring neighborhoods together, but this summer there's been an increase in people coming into gardens and picking what isn't theirs.
Sometimes it's just a couple things, but others people come in with grocery bags and clear an entire plot.
"That's very hard and very disheartening for a lot of people because they really were looking forward tot hat produce that they spent some time growing," said Kirsten Sayler of Gardening Matters, a community gardening organization.
"I hope the idea with theft is that we can turn it around and use it as a way to communicate more about what these gardens are for and how people can become more engaged in their community through their community garden."
She say fences can be cost prohibitive and the best way is getting to know your neighbors better.
If you want to learn more about community gardening, Gardening Matters is hosting Community Garden Day 2012 at dozens of sites throughout the Twin Cities on August 11. For more information, click here.