The community garden was damaged

Williamston – Everyone is dying.

The local community garden on Edgewood Avenue in Williamston is in a state of disrepair.

According to Princess Foster, the organizer of the community garden project, the entire garden appears to have been sprayed with Roundup or some other chemical that killed the plants.

“The undead are dying. Blueberries and blackberries are dead. Fig trees are dead. Apple and pear trees are dying. They even sprayed around the greenhouse, ”added Foster.

From the beginning of the project, the garden has been providing free fruit, produce and vegetables to everyone in need and to the local food bank. Donations and donations from local organizations and citizens have helped make the project a dream come true.

“We noticed that everything was starting to die,” Foster said.

She said everything had to be torn down and the garden was to be rebuilt. The only difference is that at the end of the summer growing season, Foster and volunteers will soon start preparing the garden for winter crops.

I’m trying to get permission from the city of Williamston to build a big fence. We have had problems with destructiveness in the past. People went to the garden and pulled out all the plants. People were seen running at night in the garden, ”said Foster.

There is now a small fence around the garden and it can be locked when necessary. There were cameras around the garden, but theft of memory cards was a problem.

“I lost my temper over what happened. People want what comes out of the garden. ”

Foster has filed a police report and hopes to reopen the garden.

Tad White is the team editor for the Berti Leather-Advances, Chowan Herald, Perkins Weekly, Enterprise and Late North Carolina Lifestyle. It can be reached by email at twhite@ncweeklies.com.

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