At an unknown time between July 18th and August 1st, more than 120 garlic bulbs were stolen from the Macdonald High School Mini Farm in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

On Thursday, Ormil La, a member of the Work Oriented Training Path (WOTP) program, posted to Facebook asking the community to spread the word in hopes of retrieving the stolen property.

“The project started off small but has flourished over the years, as our students have built the bones of a successful garlic business. We have always had strong community support for our project.”

Following the post, members of the community shared their disappointment to hear of the news.
“That’s just so mean and awful. As a fellow gardener, this just makes me so angry.”           – Genevieve

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue mayor, Paola Hawa, also shared her thought on social media, “What kind of a person do you have to be to steal and destroy high school students’ project? Students need to know that our community ‘has their back’.”

The farm has stated that they are in the process of coming up with new “anti-theft solutions” to prevent future crimes.

The WOTP program has asked that “the person who took the garlic to please return it back to Macdonald High School.”
If you have any information that could help locate the garlic, please contact Macdonald High School in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue or oseecharran@lbpearson.ca.

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