Miss Ruby’s garden revived in Burlington
April 13, 2012 by Mark
After the sad death of Ruby Fearrington of Burlington, North Carolina last week, two police officers of the town this week decided to insure that the legacy of ‘Miss Ruby’, as she was more commonly known, and her garden are carried on for future generations to enjoy.
Miss Ruby’s garden was a contribution to the community and people were allowed to come to it and harvest whatever was ripe. According to police officers, Ben Waller and Demario Chavis, everyone was welcome in her garden and she enthusiastically welcomed people to pick her tomatoes and other vegetables.
In the past few months, Miss Ruby’s battle with cancer was becoming increasingly difficult and she was unable to work on her garden. She had been in and out of the hospital and was unable to get outdoors. As a result, the garden became unmanageable and overgrown. It was then that Chavis and Waller decided to tend and revive her garden. Just before Miss Ruby passed away they were able to get permission from her to work on the garden and went about getting additional support from the community. A worthy endeavour such as this can find that hiring a poster printing service can do a lot to raise its profile in the neighborhood.
Lowe’s Home Improvement donated supplies for the garden and Askew-Petersen Monuments donated a marker for Miss Ruby’s grave site. Chavis and Waller worked on and cultivated her garden for 11 hours last week and instructed those in the community about Miss Ruby’s ideals of giving.