The biggest organic garden in Oak Cliff is a football field turned into a farm. In March 2010 ground was broken on the former gridiron at Paul Quinn College to start a farm in the Highland Hills community of South Oak Cliff. Produce from the farm serves the residents of the community, on-campus cafeteria, chefs, markets and food distributors. A tenth of all produce off the farm is donated to a local charity.
On April 19 at 6 p.m., the We Over Me Farm will host its second annual Community Cooks event featuring 14 of Dallas’s top executive chefs, live music from Cameron Smith, and special guest speaker Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, the former Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services and current Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
A 5 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates new additions to the farm. Thanks to donations from the Real Estate Council of Dallas, the farm will have a greenhouse, irrigation system and solar lights.
Garden Lady’s green dates to remember
April 14 9 a.m.-noon Volunteer day at the We Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College
April 19 6 p.m. A Community Cooks at the We Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College
April 22 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oak Cliff Earth Day at Lake Cliff Park