Sep 17

Okrapalooza 2014 Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Okrapalooza and a big congratulations to the 2014 winners!

The Okra Winfrey Team aka Thomas Archer of 3015 won in the professional chef division

Greg Brown won in home cook division

Chef Uno of Chino China Town won People’s Choice

Check out more photos from the event on the Lakewood Advocate’s Web site:

Aug 15

Farewell Stewart Cockrell… We will miss you!

We are saddened by the news that Stewart Cockrell passed away on August 14, 2014. In 2013, Stewart came to the Promise of Peace Community Garden to build our first chicken coop. Our community has lost a wonderful man way too soon and he will be greatly missed.

Aug 15

POP is growing healthy happy lives one seed at a time!

Please visit this gallery to view photos from the wonderful evening at 3015 in Trinity Groves and visit this gallery to see photos from the Quest for Quality program.


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POP is growing healthy happy lives one seed at a time.

Thank you to Jerry McClure for taking these photos!

Aug 09

5th Annual Okrapalooza: Sunday, September 14 ~ 11AM-3PM

In its 5th year, Okrapalooza continues to bring East Dallas a unique okra cook-off with live music, beer and specialty okra dishes. Celebrity chefs and Home-Cooks come together in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to present their best okra dishes to compete for the title of Okrapalooza champion of the world. Hosted at The LOT Tickets include okra dish tastings + sides, free local beer, and live music. All proceeds benefit the Promise of Peace Community Garden.

Each ticket purchase also contributes to the farm to table movement and programming for at risk youth — we think everyone deserves a second chance.

When: Sunday, September 14 ~ 11AM – 3PM
Where: The LOT – 7530 E Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75214
Cost: $35/person

Sounds awesome right?

Check out the official Okrapalooza Web site for more information about the event!

Aug 07

Fundraiser at the Green Grocer for the month of August

During the month of August, head to the Green Grocer and buy a rosemary and sea salt chocolate bar from Dr. Sue’s Chocolate. $1 per rosemary chocolate bar will go to POP.

The incredible Graham Dodds has prepared a special dish where a portion of sales will also go to POP !

Thank you Chef Graham, Dr, Sue, Cassie and Chef Ryan!

Go grab some joy!!

Aug 03

August 9 – Fall Gardening and Soil Amendments Class

Come to the Imagine Garden on Saturday, August 9 from 10AM – 12PM for a Fall Gardening and Soil Amendments Class.

Instructor Justin Duncan will cover best crops and varieties, techniques for caring for your garden, companion planting and everything you need to grow a successful fall garden in North Texas.

Cost: $25 for non-members of TOFGA / $20 for TOFGA members.

For more details and to register, please visit

Jul 15

July 27: Quest for Quality P.O.P. Up Dinner at 3015

Please join us for our Quest for Quality P.O.P. Up Dinner on Sunday, July 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at 3015 in Trinity Groves.

Download the PDF flyer

The Promise of Peace Garden is raising money to fund a new program where youth on probation in Dallas County will receive 12 weeks of unique training in life skills, career pathways and garden-to-table culinary experiences. Dinner will consist of four courses prepared by local celebrity chefs Sharon Van Meter of 3015, Graham Dodds of Hibiscus, Justin Box of 3015, and Ryan Barnett of Green Grocers. The lovely food will be accompanied by lovely wine from Oak Cliff Cellars and guests will walk away with a newly created P.O.P. Garden Rosemary Delight by Dr Sue’s Chocolate.

There will be a giving table where guests can contribute to help us change the lives of young adults who are selected for our program, and who deserve a little help from P.O.P.. We will also mentor them through high school and beyond to higher education. Tickets are $49/person on Eventbrite.

This dinner also commemorates the birthday of Randall Copeland and his contributions to the farm to table movement and his commitment to quality.

Here’s to you Randall!

Register for this dinner

Jul 12

July 14: POP’s Imagine Garden turns 1… join the party!

Celebrate POP’s Imagine Garden’s 1st birthday on Monday, July 14 from 5-8PM.

Bring a side dish to the garden at 1435 San Saba, and enjoy grilling by Chef Terrance Jenkins of AmberJax.

Jun 28


For those who are interested in growing their own food, check out this site: PlantVillage –

May 24

Claws for a Cause Photos

Thank you to all who attended, donated silent auction items and volunteered at our Claws for a Cause event at Amberjax!

View photos taken by Jerry McClure during the event:

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