Feb 14

Save the Dates: Fun Run & Summer Camp

We will have a fun run at the garden in early May. More details to come!

Our Home Grown Kids camp will be held June 8-10 from 10AM – 2PM. A second session will be June 15-17 from 10AM – 2PM.

Kids will experience nature, horticulture, art and garden to table cooking classes all for $150.00 for the three day session. Space is limited. We will serve 5 years – 12 years in a family-style setting. The camps will be held at Hunnicutt Farm, located 5 minutes off of I-30 and Samuel Blvd.

Register using PayPal and then email Elizabeth at ejdry54@yahoo.com to confirm your child’s reservation.

Feb 14

Songs of Freedom Dinner – March 23, 6-9PM

Join us for our Songs of Freedom Dinner at 3015 Trinity Groves on Monday, March 23 from 6-9PM. The evening will feature four fabulous celebrity chefs, four courses and wonderful music! Cost: $49.

Your participation will support the efforts of Promise of Peace Gardens to build two new gardens and help with the sustained efforts to grow and educate more communities!

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Feb 14

Save the Date: Agape Jardin de los Milagros Groundbreaking

Join us for the groundbreaking of our new Agape Jardin de los Milagros (5111 Capitol) on March 1st at 12:30.

There will be a silent auction showcasing the local restaurants and a Hoe Down Fundraiser!

We will announce a build day for all who want be part of the beautiful transformation of a vacant space into a thriving place! POP is now available to help others do this! Contact Elizabeth for more information.

Jan 05

Quotes from Quest for Quality Program Participants

Check out a few quotes from some of our Quest for Quality program participants:

“We are from 6 different high schools working together in the garden without conflict.” — David, age 16

“Usually I’m rushed or late but today in the garden there’s a slower rhythm and I fell like we are working in harmony.” — Jessie, age 15

“The plants, the soil and the insects are like family because they are all connected.” — Mario, age 12

Dec 29

A Note from our Executive Director

Dear P.O.P. Friends,

Thank you for your continued support. As we begin to build two new gardens, we want to establish a strategic model where we can build more gardens for those who want to transform a vacant or under-utilized space into a thriving space for people to gather and grow. If you can help in any way with our efforts please consider joining us.

Our work matters. It matters to families who have limited access to REAL food. Today, many children are overfed and undernourished. Our work matters to anyone who wants a healthy, safe future for his or her kids and grandkids. Chef Graham Dodds is our new Food Ambassador and will assist us in introducing hundreds of families to real and delicious food.

There is one thing that makes all the difference in whether we succeed or fail: You. You can donate on the pay pal button and help us in our work to create the kind of world we all want to live in. Your continued generosity allows us to keep pushing for more gardens in underutilized spaces and more programming for the kids. We are ready to greet the New Year with renewed energy and commitment. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Please donate on PayPal button today.

Again, thank you for your generous support of this important work.

Elizabeth J. Dry,
Executive Director
Promise of Peace Community Gardens Ejdry54@yahoo.com

Nov 11

Healthy Balance at Alex Sanger

POP is proud to sponsor Healthy Balance at Alex Sanger and teach the families about food!

Nov 09

Free online wellness seminars

The Digestion Sessions* are available for 24 hours each from November 9 – 23. Learn how healthy eating can help improve your health.

Sign up here for these free online sessions.

* – The Promise of Peace Community Garden is not affiliated with these sessions, but we are sharing information that may be of interest.

Oct 28

Energy In Energy Out – Saturday Fun

Check out some video from our Saturday morning POP up picnic where we served garden-to-table pizza and used the Octo ban for some energy out activity!


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: http://lakewood.advocatemag.com/2014/09/15/spotted-okrapalooza-event-at-the-lot

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.

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