The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is transforming two acres of land on the property’s southern side into an $8 million edible garden.
The arboretum broke ground this week on A Tasteful Place, which will feature fruits, vegetables, and herbs as well as an orchard and vineyard. There also will be a pavilion with a teaching kitchen and dining room, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Programming plans in the garden include workshops, tastings, festivals, and cooking classes.
Garden expert and author P. Allen Smith consulted on the project. He told PaperCity Magazine that A Tasteful Place will allow the arboretum to explore food sustainability.
“The arboretum will be a place where we can talk about resources, how people are fed, urban gardens, hunger in Dallas … We can talk about a lot of big issues,” Smith told PaperCity.
The new garden is planned to open in fall 2017.
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