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Fairmont Terrace to grow together with community garden after tragedy

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Brad Johnson, owner of Lawn America (left), and Chris Segraves rake the topsoil of a new community garden they helped install Monday at Fairmont Terrace. Photo by John Clanton.

Tulsa, Oklahoma: The spotlight turned to the area after four women were found shot to death inside an apartment in early January.

By Jerry Wofford
Tulsa World
Apr 22, 2013

Excerpt:

What was a grassy area surrounding the Fairmont Terrace pool will soon be full of fruits, vegetables and other plants at the complex’s community garden.

The 3,200-square-foot garden was built Monday with donated material and labor. Organizers hope it will enhance the sense of community at the apartment complex, be an educational tool for kids and provide residents with fresh, healthy food.

“There are a lot of lessons to be learned by working outside together,” said Brad Johnson, president of Lawn America, the company donating the material and labor for the project. “I’ve met a couple (of residents), and they’re excited about this. They want to take ownership of it.”

Angela McGinnis, Fairmont Terrace property manager, said she had been looking for ways to strengthen the community at the complex, located near the 61st Street and Peoria Avenue intersection.

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