How Gardens Grow

Nestled among the quirk of Little Forest Hills, in the middle of a church parking lot, thrives a little garden, somewhat improbably, just above the black asphalt pavement. It’s an inspiring slice of green known as the Promise of Peace Community Garden, and the soil there nourishes more than just the produce growing in the raised platforms. The founder of the garden, Elizabeth Dry, is working with Dallas County to give youths on probation the chance to grow and nurture their own veggies and fruits as part of a garden-to-table experience that not only helps kiddos connect with all things earthy, but also gives them a glimpse at career options in the culinary field and provides mentoring experiences. In order to raise funds for the program, Promise of Peace is hosting the Quest for Quality Pop-Up Dinner at 3015 in Trinity Groves, 3015 Gulden Lane, from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Chefs Sharon Van Meter and Justin Box of 3015, Graham Dodds of Hibiscus, and Ryan Barnett from Green Grocers will prepare a four-course meal, including wine from Oak Cliff Cellars and a chocolate treat from Dr. Sue’s Chocolate. Tickets to the dinner are $49 per person and may be purchased online by visiting
Sun., July 27, 7 p.m., 2014
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