Category Archives: Gardening

Promise Of Peace Raises Funds For Camp And New Garden

DSC05570by Steven Doyle

Recently I attended a special event benefitting the Promise of Peace Gardens at Central 214, hosted by chef Graham Dodds and Café Momentum director and chef, Chad Houser. This collaborative event between Kimpton Hotels and Promise of Peace helped fund the summer kids’ camps and the building of a new garden at CC Young Retirement Center on Earth Day 2013. Continue reading

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Save Promise Of Peace Garden

by Steven Doyle

Promise of Peace Garden is located on Grand in East Dallas and provides a sanctuary for children and families in the Woodrow Wilson High School area through a host of programs that bring access and sustainability through the gardens. Some of the programs include free summer day camps and a junior master gardner program.

You may find the produce grown by Promise of Peace at Urban Acres.     Continue reading

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Tom Spicer Is Selling His Garden One Plot At A Time

by Steven Doyle

Tom Spicer, the master gardener and owner of urban garden Spiceman’s 1410 has announced a new program that is a bit different than your average CSA. He is selling virtual plots of land that will afford each owner a $45 bi-weekly credit at his Fitzhugh and Bryan retail outlet.

The plot owners will be able to select from anything that Spicer sells at his shop including his large stash of assorted mushrooms, micro-greens and herbs. You will also find other fruits and vegetables at Spiceman’s and often stocks white or black truffles.     Continue reading

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A Visit To Spiceman’s Urban Oasis

by Steven Doyle

Each day you will find Tom “Spiceman” Spicer trudging through his 11,000 square foot garden or making deliveries to his wholesale restaurant clientele. Spicer maintains an urban garden in the same complex as Jimmy’s Food Store and next to Urbano Café at Bryan and Fitzhugh in Dallas.

On his tiny plot of land Spicer grows cash crops that are highly desirable to the restaurant and bar trade, but he does a bit of retail business out of his store front where he usually offers a unique selection of mushrooms, sometimes foraged by the Spiceman himself, and a selection of greens.    Continue reading

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Stonewall Gardens Food Truck Rally

by Steven Doyle

As food trucks become more entrenched into our daily routine we are fining more and more popping up. There will be at least five new versions roll out this month alone hitting the streets of DFW.

Local charities have already corralled the trucks in various fashion with events to raise funds for their concerns, and today we wish to direct you towards one such event that will benefit a local elementary school garden and science program.   Continue reading

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Holiday Vignettes: Nanci Taylor

        by Steven Doyle

Nanci Taylor, Publisher of Edible Dallas & Fort Worth magazine is starting her third season of production. Nanci’s passion is to promote local food and its sources and artisans, throughout the North Texas area. You may find free copies of the quarterly on stands Whole Foods and North Haven Gardens, as well as many other locations around DFW.You may also read each issue online.

As I have traveled around the city speaking to owners and chefs of Dallas restaurants, many often refer to Nanci as one who carries the torch for the local food movement we have been experiencing over the past few years. I appreciate her enthusiasm and dedication to the cause, and any involvement I have personally as a locavore comes inspired by Nanci.   Continue reading

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