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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Community Gardeners' Rights

Some non-gardeners actually believe that the fruits of a community garden should be freely distributed amongst the all and sundry. They believe that the state funds these gardens. The state does not. Average citizens who love to garden but are too poor to buy a landed property maintain and work on the community garden. Some, like my friend AG poured in $10,000 of their own money into the garden. See blog post here.

At the very least, people should ask permission before they pluck the fruits.

I encourage all gardeners reading this to contribute to the Straits Times thread in an effort to educate our fellow citizens on the Community Gardener's rights.

Here is the thread.


Malar said...

Thumb up on ur effort!

petunialee said...

Gee... thanks Malar!!

Blur Ting said...

Indeed. How can anyone just help themselves to fruits of other people's labour? If they are not sure, they should at least have the courtesy to ask!

Most gardeners are generous people who will gladly share their produce.

petunialee said...

Ting - Precisely!