Posts Tagged ‘food desert’

SMU Prof, Local Agencies to Fight South Dallas’ Food Desert With New Seedling Farm

Posted by Jewels Clark

A Southern Methodist University professor and collection of community partners are stepping up to combat South Dallas’ food insecurity issues with a new seedling farm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s Freedom Garden.

The farm, which will celebrate …

Garland Photographer’s Show Depicts Year in the Life at Bonton

Posted by Heather Noel

Garland photographer Rachel Guillory will be the first to tell you she doesn’t do outside. 

Bonton

Rachel Guillory

A self-proclaimed concrete jungle type, digging in the dirt and planting vegetables would be the last activity she’d be caught doing. Well, that …

Nonprofit Restaurant Wants to Redefine Feeding the Hungry

Posted by Mallory Houser

Organic, healthy meals often come at a price, but a new restaurant opening in the Near Southside district of Fort Worth is breaking the stereotype that quality foods require lofty amounts of cash.

Taste, founded by chef Jeff Williams, along …

New Markets to Ease
South Dallas Food Desert

Posted by Lance Murray

Two announcements this week could help dry up the food desert in South Dallas.

On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council voted to give Bonton Farms a $100,000 grant to help its planned market and cafe. Earlier this week, word came …

Dallas Filmmakers Shining Light on Food Insecurity

Posted by Heather Noel

Daniel Nanasi

Oak Cliff resident Daniel Nanasi had no idea about the food access issues in his own city, but a meetup group changed his perception forever.

Attending the Food Desert Solutions gatherings, Nanasi learned some sobering facts about food …

Bonton Farms Director Cultivates a Community

Posted by Heather Noel

Daron Babcock admits before founding Bonton Farms, he’d never really grown anything.

The South Dallas urban farm director told guests Thursday night at The Grove coworking space that he didn’t intend to become a farmer either.

“It was never …