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.
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 …
In 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 …
The 2017 Promise of Peace “Seasons of Abundance” calendar is now available for purchase! Find them at North Haven Gardens and Grow North Texas store in the shed at the Dallas Farmers Market. The cost …
Tickets are now available for purchase at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/okrapalooza-2016-tickets-24908093779?aff=mcivte
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.
Thank you to our chefs, musicians, volunteers, sponsors and guest for supporting Promise of Peace Gardens!
In 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
All proceeds benefit the Promise of Peace Community Gardens
Learn more here!
FEATURING POPULAR TEXAS CHEFS!
3015 Trinity Groves | 2014 Okrapalooza Champion
Chino Chinatown | 2014 Okrapalooza People’s Choice Award Champion
The Cedars Social
Môt Hai Ba Dallas
Sundown at Granada
Flora Street Cafe
Aaron “Fuzz” Collins
Good Food Catered
Resto Gastro Bistro
Stephan Pyles Flora Street Cafe
Mack Price Sr. • Mack Price Jr. Joel Pipkin • Jackson Eli • The Ackermans
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.
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.
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).
The 2017 Promise of Peace “Seasons of Abundance” calendar is now available for purchase! Find them at North Haven Gardens and Grow North Texas store in the shed at the Dallas Farmers Market. The cost is $25 and benefits the Promise of Peace Community Gardens.