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Tulsa Tuesday ““ City Council Approves of Gardening


Tulsa’s City Council voted to approve community gardens. It took nine months to decide that flowers, plants and vegetables are better than weeds, rats and trash.

No one cared about transforming vacant lots until city councilor Jack Henderson worried someone might plant marijuana or use a tractor, which is apparently more disruptive than a lawn mower, leaf blower, weed eater, barking dog, helicopter, meth lab explosion or drive-by shooting.

Of course, we all know the dangers of community marijuana “¦ mellow neighbors.

Mellow neighbors lead to quiet neighborhoods, which is the gateway to less stress.

Maybe Henderson is worried the community garden will compete with the grocery store his district doesn’t have.

These are the rules the city approved of for community gardens: (1) Neighbors must have a 30 day notice, (2) A permanent sign with the owner’s name that viewable from the street, (3) No mowing before 8 a.m. or after 8 p.m., (4) Dead plants removed by Oct.31, and (5) No Hippies. (I added that one.) At least they removed the $1,000 fee.

Henderson said he’s not against community gardens, although, I suspect he might be against common sense.

Forget streets, bridges, education, health care, and crime “¦ protect me from lettuce.

(P.S.  We all know one.  It could be you.  Check out 30 Warning Signs You’re the Office B**** Everyone Complains About.)


  1. i can’t wait to try some deep fried Oklahoma-grown fruits and veggies at this year’s state fair!

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