Urban farm, aimed at helping vets and feeding Dallas, to take root in downtown parking lot

Posted on May 18 2016 - 7:07am by UOG

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“For close to 110 years the city of Dallas has owned a patch of land between Deep Ellum and the Dallas Farmers Market that has withstood numerous uses. According to the city, coal was kept there in the early 1900s; cars have been washed and repaired and gassed on the site; and, of late, trash bins have been stored behind chain link and razor wire. In a part of downtown experiencing explosive growth, it’s a paved-over, contaminated, no-trespassing eyesore along South Good-Latimer Expressway worth close to $2 million.”

The hope is that by this time next year, it will be a working farm.  They’ve been trying for three years now to plant the farm and so far it’s been a frustrating process.

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