Community Gardens Dallas Fort Worth

Community Garden Gardens Resource Green Scheme Dallas Fort Worth DFW North Central Texas

Dallas-Fort Worth, NorthCentral Texas
DFW Community Gardens

Our industrialized food system has food traveling long distances to reach your table. This is notsustainable, of course, nor is it even desirable, as food loses quality over the distance. The transportation of food pollutes and keeps us addicted to oil. I could continue to point out problems with our food system. Instead I will refer you to the documentary Food, Inc. If you have not seen it, I strongly recommend you do so soon. It is an expose of a food system controlled by a few multinational corporations that often put their profit ahead of public health and the health of our planet.

Growing some of your own food is a sensible step in a sustainable planet. Oneway to grow food for yourself and others is to participate in a community garden. Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants as well as neighborhood improvement, a sense of community, and improvement for the environment. They are satisfying work.

A city’s community gardens can be as diverse as its gardeners. A few are:

Fairmount Community Garden, Fort Worth at . The garden is two adjacent lots owned by the City of Fort Worth. What was once unused land was turned into useful and beautiful community space through the organization’s collaboration with the City of Fort Worth and other sponsors. Plots are $35. contact Susan Harper at sharprone@swbell.net or 817-721-7223.

The Lake Highlands Community Garden is a first of its kind partnership between the City of Dallas and local residents. It actually a productive and beneficial use for unused property owned by the city. With the help of a very generous grant, the Dallas community garden has converted a long forgotten field into a productive organic garden supplying gardeners, family and friends with nutritious, tasty produce.The Lake Highlands Community Garden is located on City-owned property behind the Environmental Health Services (old armory) building located near the intersection of Goforth and White Rock Trail. The address is 7901 Goforth Rd. Dallas, TX 75238. 

Old Town Community Garden in South Denton County at 200 Keal St, Lewisville. Their mission is to provide a positive environment for inexperienced and experienced gardeners from all walks of life. Contact otcg_0307@live.com or call 972 219-4324.

Educational Community Garden at the Texas AgriLife Center, Coit Rd in far North Dallas. Email f-Jaber@tamu.edu or call 972 952-9672 for more information.

There are community gardens in Rockwall, Plano, and Coppell formed for the purpose of feeding the hungry. 

There are also a few private gardens around the metroplex. Kalachanji’s Community Garden isa private garden located in East Dallas.

You will find community gardens at many churches around the metroplex from Heritage United Methodist Church in Grapevine to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Farmers Branch.

Since churches often have vacant land that could be used for community gardens, you might be able to start one at your church either for members only, citizens of your community, or to donate to local food banks. There are people at gardendallas.org who will help you get started. Contact grower@flash.net or call 972 231-3565.

Copyright © 1997-2011 CyberParent, LLC. All rights reserved.

Note: The opinions expressedherein are exclusively those of the writers or other participants and do not necessarily reflect theposition of CyberParent, LLC. They are not intended to take the place of, or the advice of, ahealth, legal, or other professional whose expertise you might need to seek.