Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Garden vandalism saddens reader
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 22 Sep 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, It was with disappointment and sadness that I read the Sept. 6 Independent & Free Press article regarding the vandalism at The Old Seed House Garden (or as I know it as Dominion Seed House). The Dominion Seed House goes back some 60 years (or more). As a child I lived in Quebec. My father was an avid gardener and every spring the Dominion Seed House catalogue would come out and hours would be spent reading it from cover to cover. I never knew that one day I would live within walking distance of this seed house. While babysitting by two youngest granddaughters a couple weeks ago we visited the Garden. I was thankful that I brought a tablecloth to cover up the graffiti on the picnic table. The children questioned me about the broken spindles in the railing of the gazebo but I did not have an answer for them. We followed the paths and read the plaques of all the donations of trees and bushes by friends and businesses. It is so disturbing to me to see this area being destroyed by vandals and very disappointing that some individuals have nothing else to do but find time to destroy it. It is a wonderful area that has been put together and managed by committee members and volunteers. I hope this letter acts as a reminder to those vandals that many people not only remember the Dominion Seed House as it once was but also that people wish to continue to enjoy this wonderful historical area. Beverly Wilson,

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Letters to the editor...Garden vandalism saddens reader