Oct 03

Promise of Peace Gardens

Promise of Peace Gardens works with folks across North Texas to transform vacant spaces into thriving places. P.O.P. Gardens serve as a context for folks from all backgrounds to come together and learn, grow, and support one another. We have built three gardens where we deliver programming to children and their families as they explore living a sustainable life. We grow, harvest and prepare fresh clean food that we savor on a lovely table, family style. The children and their families gain access to healthier life styles, community involvement and and a sense of stewardship for the planet. As we grow, the Promise of Peace Gardens’ intent is to ensure that every child in every community has clean, locally sourced food on their plate. You can help us build one 12′ X4′ raised bed for a donation of $300.00 that will teach an entire classroom! You can help us plant that plot with non GMO, chemical free seeds and plants for a donation of $100.00. If you’d like to sponsor a child for Home Grown Earth Camps, please donate $250.00 for one semester. Thank you you for helping POP change the the world one seed at a time.

Oct 04

Okrapalooza 2016 photo gallery

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Okrapalooza! We’re especially grateful to our chefs, judges, musicians, sponsors and volunteers! Enjoy the photos compliments of Alison McLean, Spilt Coffee Creative.

Oct 03

Greenville Avenue POP Market

Greenville Avenue Farmers Market


Join us for Lower Greenville’s brand new Farmer’s Market. Enjoy local produce from top-quality vendors, live music, fun activities for the whole family, and more!



SEP 25 • OCT 2 • OCT 16 • NOV 13 • NOV 27 • DEC 11 • DEC 18

For more information, visit our facebook page: facebook.com/GreenvilleAvePOPMarket

Sep 19

This is the week – North Texas Giving Day!

Any donation or $25 or more to Promise of Peace Gardens will be amplified by extra funds from our generous community on September 22! This would be an excellent day to support the mission of Promise of Peace Gardens!

https://northtexasgivingday.org/npo/promise-of-peace-gardensNorth Texas Giving Day

Sep 17

Congratulations Okrapalooza Winner – Chef Peter Barlow of Stephan Pyles Flora Street Cafe

Congratulations to our 2016 Okrapalooza winner – Chef Peter Barlow of Stephan Pyles Flora Street Cafe!

Okra three ways!

Texas blue-cornmeal tempura fried okra blossom filled with smoked brisket, and pachi pachi goat cheese.

Pickled okra seeds with Texas honey and pickled okra powder dusted on top.

Chef Peter Barlow's Okra Three Ways

Sep 17

Thank you for making Okrapalooza a big success!

Thank you to our chefs, musicians, volunteers, sponsors and guest for supporting Promise of Peace Gardens!


The Lot hosted Okrapalooza Okrapalooza volunteers

Sep 05

Okrapalooza! September 11, at the Lot!

Okrapalooza benefiting Promise of Peace GardensIn its 7th year, Okrapalooza is home to Dallas’ one and only okra cook-off competition. Founded by the Promise of Peace Community Gardens, local celebrity chefs compete to showcase their skills in a three-hour cooking and tasting event open to the public.

September 11 • The Lot • 11am – 2 pm
7530 E Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75214 map

Get Tickets for Okrapalooza 2016

Eventbrite - Okrapalooza 2016

All proceeds benefit the Promise of Peace Community Gardens

Learn more here!




Graham Dodds
Wayward Sons

Thomas Archer
3015 Trinity Groves | 2014 Okrapalooza Champion

Mark Wootton
Garden Cafe

Uno Immanivong
Chino Chinatown | 2014 Okrapalooza People’s Choice Award Champion

Justin Box
The Cedars Social

Daniel Pittman
Luck Dallas

Peja Krstic
Môt Hai Ba Dallas

Marshall Cole
Sundown at Granada

Ryan Barnett
Flora Street Cafe

Alex Astranti
Top Knot

Anastacia Quinones

Nick Amoriello

Aaron “Fuzz” Collins
Cafe Momentum

Matt Pikar

Shane Beck
Good Food Catered

D.J. Quintanilla
Resto Gastro Bistro

Peter Barlow
Stephan Pyles Flora Street Cafe

Olivia Genthe
Native Family



Mack Price Sr. • Mack Price Jr. Joel Pipkin • Jackson Eli • The Ackermans

Aug 03

Promise of Peace ‘imagines’ growing new gardens

July 22, 2016 |  By Michael Tate | White Rock Lake Weekly

Bigger spaces, younger faces and more room to grow. That’s what Promise of Peace (POP) sees in its future as they move from their Imagine garden space on San Saba Drive.

The group’s lease with White Rock United Methodist Church, home to POP’s San Saba garden, has expired. Now they’re dividing that garden between their other two locations. It is an opportunity to expand those other gardens, one next to Agape Memorial United Methodist Church at Capitol and Garrett Avenues, and another at Bayles Elementary School on Telegraph Avenue.



Jul 18

POP gardens expand to shine more light and love in three new communities!

View more photos.

Jun 28

POP nominated as “Best Place to Relax” in Lakewood/East Dallas for Advocate Magazine’s Best Of 2016 Poll

We are thrilled to be nominated as “Best Place to Relax” in Lakewood/East Dallas for Advocate Magazine’s Best Of 2016 Poll.

Please vote for the Promise of Peace Community Garden from July 1-July 10!

Vote here (link will be live starting July 1). You may vote one time per day.

Jun 15

July 10: Summertime POP-Up Dinner benefiting the Emmanuel Garden

Summertime POP-Up Dinner July 10

Please join us at the Emmanuel Community Center for a Summertime POP-Up Dinner benefiting the new Emmanuel Garden.

When: July 10 from 6-9PM
Where: 4311 San Jacinto
Featuring: Chef Ryan Barnett of Stephan Pyles’ Flora St. Cafe and Chef Justin Box

Tickets are $75 each. Buy your ticket(s).

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