Paul Quinn sets the standard for Urban Farming

Paul Quinn College students who tend the new garden wore T-shirts with the mighty Fighting Okra on them during the kickoff and planting on the school's former football field.

Urban farming is catching on in south Oak Cliff at a place where there once was cheering, throwing, and hitting, but has since been replaced with digging, watering, and sowing.  Paul Quinn College, one of the oldest higher education institutions in north Texas has transformed it’s former football field into a field of vegetables, herbs, and fruit.

Check out this great article by DMN about the project! And video. It can probably boast the largest urban farm in Oak Cliff, and possibly beyond.  What a great example of reuse and sustainability!

*Picture by JIM MAHONEY/DMN

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Hansa Jacob-Martin on May 11, 2010 at 2:19 am

    This is one of the most inspiring occurrences in my life. Two years ago this was just a dream. Congratulations Paul Quinn.

    Reply

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