City of Dallas Community Garden Update and “Putting the Pieces Together”

On Monday, April 12th at 2pm the Transportation and Environment Committee slated with developing policy for community gardens on public land will brief council members.  This is an update from the last meeting back in January.  All are welcome to come out and support community gardens.  See announcement below:

Dear Community Gardeners and Friends,

We are returning to the Council Transportation and Environment Committee (TEC) this coming Monday, April 12th at 2pm with a new option for community garden zoning on private vacant lots.

This option addresses concerns and needs brought up by community and Council members at the briefing on March 8th, 2010.  After receiving TEC’s recommendation, a draft ordinance will go to the Zoning Ordinance Committee (ZOC) and the City Planning Commission (CPC) and return to Council for final approval.

Your support and comments are welcome both at this briefing Monday and at the ZOC public meetings and CPC public hearings to follow.  Seating is available on 6ES (City Hall- 1500 Marilla Street Dallas , TX 75201 ).  I apologize for the short notice and we hope to see you there.

All the best,

Hannah Kolni

Outreach and Community Garden Coordinator

City of Dallas, Office of Environmental Quality

214-671-8980          214-671-8980

To learn how to build a greener Dallas, visit!

In other Oak Cliff related news, the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce put together a community panel called “Putting the Pieces Together” on Tuesday night at the Methodist Hospital which featured several community groups presenting about their organizations and what they’re doing.  There were updates on the Streetcar system, upcoming Art Crawl, our city parks and much, much more.  My hope is that they make this a regular occurrence.  See a DMN post with a full report


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Grant on April 8, 2010 at 2:27 am

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