Readers frequently ask if the Garden District is a real place in Oklahoma City.

The Garden District in Seed was inspired by a tiny but thriving area in dense urban OKC. Here, community gardeners, urban farmers, and composting gurus work to achieve local food security, a stronger community, and a more sustainable planet. Some of these renegade gardeners also shelter guerilla hens from code enforcement officers.

Here are a few photos from the real-life “Garden District.”

If you’d like to explore this innovative area of Oklahoma City, check out these organizations:

CommonWealth Urban Farms

Closer to Earth

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