New community garden rededicated in light of tragedy

imageLast April, two Chinese students attending USC were fatally shot as they sat in their car early in the morning. Community members, who live just steps away from the tragic site, invite other locals to celebrate a new milestone on Saturday, March 16 with the opening of a new garden.

The garden, located at 2632 Raymond Ave., will be rededicated as the Erica J. Glazer Community Garden in honor of a generous donor who worked to secure the property, once it came up for public auction. The rededication will include a street fair with food, craft activities, face painting, and information booths about local health and gardening resources from 11am to 2pm.

The garden will serve as a peaceful oasis for community members, who hope Chinese students will grow their own flowers in the garden as a way of developing a relationship with local residents.

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