Warren greenhouse vandalized

By Stephen Betts | Jan 07, 2019
Source: Spear Spring Farm Facebook page

Warren — Police are investigating an act of vandalism at a historic farm that is now focusing on sustainable production.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office responded at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, to a report of damage to a greenhouse. Deputy Arthur Smith reported a large amount of damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Smith at 594-0429. The incident is under investigation.

Spear Spring Farm is an historic 150-acre farm dating back to 1736, according to its Facebook page. The farm is a restoration agriculture project with a focus on sustainable production. It is located at 1384 Atlantic Highway (Route 1).

The farm reported on its Facebook page that vandals slashed through a new high tunnel. "Now we need to rebuild and regroup, but I am overwhelmed by this senseless act of destruction. As new members of the Midcoast farming community, we have received nothing but encouragement and support in restoring this beautiful old farm. Thank you to everyone who has reached out today with offers of help. If anyone hears anything that might lead us to the guilty persons, please reach out."

Comments (3)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jan 08, 2019 13:22

Senseless! What has happened to our youth? My sympathies to the owners and hopefully the neighbors and city will help rebuild and patronize.

Posted by: Kathryn Fogg | Jan 07, 2019 10:12

Hope those footprints give the police some information. Pathetic individual.

Posted by: Jeannie L. Wood | Jan 07, 2019 10:00

My guess it is someone close by & looking @ the way the plastic is cut, it is someone who has installed windows before as this is the way they cut the openings for a window. S. Wood

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