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 reflect on the past year it is clear that we are reaching and changing lives. We want to wish you the merriest of holidays!

And, with all of the holiday magic surrounding us, please take the time to remember a couple of things.

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 pay pal 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.

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!!

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