City of Dallas Community Garden Grant Recipient Highlight!

Paul Quinn College’s We Over Me Farm is a new recipient of the City of Dallas Community Garden Grant.  In 2015, the City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality established the Community Garden Grant to help strengthen communities, increase access to nutritious food, diminish food deserts, and improve individual and community health and well-being.  

Paul Quinn College will use the Community Garden Grant to expand their We Over Me Farm by a half acre.  The soil will be regraded for planting.  New drip irrigation systems will be purchased and installed.  According to the We Over Me Farm Director, James Hunter, these improvements should help to harvest an additional 3000 pounds of food annually.

The We Over Me Farm is a great addition to the local community.  It’s located in a federally recognized food desert and it provides fresh healthy food options for the community.  It also serves as an opportunity for students to learn about agriculture and business operations. It currently has about 7,000 annual visitors.

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