Fighting Hunger: Urban Farming in Fort Worth’s Food Desert

Posted on Jan 17 2020 - 6:05am by UOG

Opal’s Farm is a 5-acre patch of land along the Trinity River, in the shadow of downtown Fort Worth. It’s part of the United Riverside neighborhood, which is located in a food desert.

“You look across the river and there’s downtown, but everything kinda stops at the river,” farm manager Greg Joel said. “The money stops at the river.”

The farm’s 5-acres were donated by the Tarrant Regional Water District. It’s named after Opal Lee, a well known 92-year old community activist who had a dream of helping feed communities in need in Fort Worth.


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