Second Garden Theft In Metro

By: Jacki Ochoa Email
By: Jacki Ochoa Email

For the second time this week, plants are stolen from a community garden. This time the victim is City Sprouts in North Omaha.

Roxanne Williams is the director of the community garden, near 40th and Seward. The main garden is ok, but it's a different story for dozens of tomato and pepper plants that were ready for planting. Fifteen flats, each containing 36 plants are almost all gone. Very few were left behind.

Williams says the thief or thieves could have simply just asked.

"A community garden is open to everyone," said Williams. "We welcome people. If they actually need the food, we are happy to share. That is what a community garden does."

Earlier this week, plants were uprooted at the Sherman Community Garden. With help from donations from all across the city, their vegetables and plants were replanted. City Sprouts is hoping people will do the same for them.

City Sprouts can be reached at 4002 Seward Street, Omaha or by phone at (402) 559-4680.

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