Nice try, I guess, but the Vankleek Hill Community Garden Project experiment is either taking a year off, or the abandoned lot in the middle of Vankleek Hill has officially been abandoned again. I have to say I was skeptical it would work at all, but the Garden People — including my girlfriend — really pulled it off. For a little while the centre of town didn’t look like a tiny piece of Detroit, it was a thriving garden filled with vegetables, herbs and flowers. If the garden won’t work I think the only option left for the huge empty lot is to turn it into a tent city for refugees from Hawkesbury. It’d be the humane option.
This is what the garden, and the scarecrow, looked like last year: [Link: Scarecrow]