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Scared by the scream of the vegetables

The residents in south Okotoks may be missing out with the decision not to allow for a community garden in Kadey Park.
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Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell Western Wheel, editor

The residents in south Okotoks may be missing out with the decision not to allow for a community garden in Kadey Park.

I know myself and My Reason For Living have enjoyed ours, which is right next to our condo, but it’s a different community, High River, with different issues.

Of course, there have been concerns, 60-year-olds — and even older —  conversing and whistling while they work sometimes as late as 7 p.m.

And graffiti would pop up defacing our community, signs like Loam Wasn’t Built in a Day, or Give Peas a Chance. The horror.

My peas never had much of a chance. There were more than a few that survived, but the yield was a handful. It’s Birdseye and Jolly Green Giant for me in 2020.

My carrots, however, were a resounding success.

I ignored the instructions — really who can plant microscopic seeds one inch apart? I just poured them into the ground like a three-year-old having Fruit Loops for breakfast.

I was too successful.

The carrots were too big, when I dug with my pitchfork, I cut them in half. I recalled the Arrogant Worms singing: “I’ve heard the screams of the vegetables.”
Gee, I hope they weren’t too loud. I would hate to wake the neighbours.




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Bruce Campbell

About the Author: Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell is the editor for Okotokstoday.ca and the Western Wheel newspaper. He is a graduate of Mount Royal College journalism program, 1991. For story tips contact bcampbell@okotoks.greatwest.ca
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