|Promise of Peace Community Garden, December 2013|
I had a fun-filled Saturday night hanging out with a group of cool kids (and adult volunteers!) at Promise of Peace Community Garden. Grace Grits and Gardening & Great Days Farms partnered with Promise of Peace to sponsor its first Parent’s Night Out event at the Imagine Garden located at 1435 San Saba in East Dallas.
Elizabeth Dry, the tireless program coordinator, packed an impressive amount of fun and education into three hours. Before sunset, an excursion into the garden provided time to romp and run. The children sampled broccoli straight from the plant and begged for more…
How often does that happen?
This hands-on evening was filled with purple glitter, snow glue and hot cocoa—what’s not to love?
The kids learned about garden-to-table principles while enjoying a warming pot of soup for dinner made with kale from the garden. Yum!
The night wrapped up with story about the importance of doing small acts of kindness for others.
Promise of Peace
Promise of Peace is a non profit seeking simple solutions for stagnate circumstances in our urban communities. Our presence helps to increase healthy life styles, school success, as well as positive engagement while transforming perspectives.By providing access to horticultural and environmental education, our participants gain sense of place and respect for their community. Our new initiative, “Plant IT Forward,” a gardens path- will create gardens across Dallas, and beyond!
― Andrew Crofts