Let me show you the lay of the land—
the growing things—
at the CommonWealth Urban Farm
community where Turtle Rock Farm
now has a presence. We’re new arrivals,
still settling in,
getting oriented to life here—
plants, animals, birds, people—
discovering our part.

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The food forest was planted
in an empty lot years ago.
Nuts and fruits
are now available to all
in the community.

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The Central Park Community Garden
(CommonWealth Urban Farm
is in Oklahoma City’s Central Park
neighborhood) is open to all in the area
who want to grow food or flowers in a bed.
Fruit trees
and an herb garden
are well-established.

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Flowers, attracting pollinators,
front most of the gardens in the community.

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Many vegetables are grown
in back and front yards.

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The CommonWealth Urban Farm
and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
is more than one-seventh of an acre.

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The farm will be expanded
as the soil
in another empty lot is remediated
from chemicals used long ago
to kill termites. A variety
of sunflowers grow there now.

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