We have been very blessed to not have any thefts or vandalism in a couple of years at the SACG. However, just a week before the OTNEA tour, our front gate was attacked last Friday night/early Saturday morning. Someone bashed the heavy duty latch in order to dislodge it from the gate and enter the Garden. We’re not exactly sure why. No one has reported any obvious theft or vandalism and the person could have climbed over the gate without having to destroy the latch to get in. I had to replace the upper latch already and so did that last week and Ken repaired the heavier latch yesterday.
I also won a baby apricot tree sapling which had been donated by GCGC officer, Andrew Proud. I planted it at the SACG orchard on Saturday. Most of our peaches are gone. I picked one myself (for the first time since we planted the
trees in 2012) last week. It was not quite ripe. It was hard like grocery store peaches. But it was quite tasty. We checked the peach trees last night and the Contender yellow cling peaches are all gone. The Red Haven peaches have not filled out yet and probably won't for a few weeks.