The Oak Cliff Veggie Project

We are a collective 501(C)3 organization serving the southern Dallas sector. Our three points of service include: Education, Cultivation and Preparation. Our project goal is to cultivate a stronger, healthier and more self reliant community.

Our mission to affect a positive impact on the health and agricultural landscape of historically under-served communities of Dallas, TX.

Our core programs include:

  1. The Veggie Store Initiative - A donation based monthly produce distribution. The initiative provides fresh produce to neighborhoods classified as food desserts. Included with the produce is information detailing other food insecurity resources across Dallas and recipes for healthy plant based meals. The produce for this initiative is sources from our network of community gardens, an online food coop(Bountiful Baskets) and a cross-section of local Dallas farms.

  2. Cultivate The Community Initiative - A community garden/micro-farm building program. This initiative helps other community organization build and maintain community gardens/micro-farms.

  3. School Gardens Initiative - A joint program in partnership with GROW North Texas to bring community gardens, including curriculum, to elementary school in specific zip codes.

  4. Garden Warrior Initiative - A experiential exploratory program working with summer camps and other youth care facilities to introduce children to the basics of agriculture including urban farming and hydroponics. Our network of community gardens will be used to facilitate learning these lessons.

  5. Beginning Urban Farmers Initiative - A joint program with GROW North Texas and El Centro Urban Agriculture promoting the participation of young people in a mentor program to train them in ways of building an urban farm business. This training will cover the business planning knowledge necessary to start and operate an urban farm.

  6. Kitchen Warrior Initiative - A experiential exploratory program working with local culinary professional to educate low income families in the means to efficiently prepare healthy plant based meals for themselves.

Phone: 214-533-9222
https://www.facebook.com/VegstoreOC
Contact: Ples Montgomery IV
Email: plesmm4@gmail.com

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