A Farm in Dallas
Image by Arch 5670, UTA School of Architecture
As part of their spring 2014 studio, graduate architecture students from the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington are working with the La Bajada neighborhood and West Dallas Community Centers, Inc. (WDCC) to design the urban farm and recreational space on the vacant land owned by WDCC at their Bataan Street Community Center site.
The urban farm will employ economically disadvantaged youth as paid interns, providing them an initial work experience growing healthy food and teaching them about horticulture, nutrition, cooking, and business economics.
Farm interns from local high schools will enhance their leadership and teamwork abilities through the collaboration of growing food.
Programming will focus on developing a sense of responsibility, community, environmental stewardship, and service among participants.
The School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington is providing overall project development and design services for the construction of an urban youth farm in West Dallas. The project is the result of a year and a half of envisioning a beneficial public green space and an opportunity to address public health and a supportive work environment for high school aged youth.
Extra produce is sold to vendors who wish to provide locally grown food, thus providing an income for the youth farm.
The farm promotes public health and will be transforming under-utilized vacant land in the heart of the neighborhood.
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