BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Officials at a Maine senior citizens center say a rooftop garden in Bangor was destroyed by vandals.
Monday night or early Tuesday, the vandals destroyed tomato plants, part of a carrot bed and a new irrigation system at the Hammond Street Senior Center's "Still Growing" rooftop garden.
The center's Deanna Partridge says the vandals also threw several bags of organic compost, tomato plant cages and a wooden trellis from the roof of the center, housed in the Bangor's historic Merrill Bank building.
The Bangor Daily News says the rooftop garden was honored last year by Ashoka's Changemakers of Washington for mobilizing citizens to build a better community. The award came with a $5,000 grant, which was used to help install the irrigation system.