When Paul Quinn College decided to convert its football field into an organic farm, eyebrows were raised. But the move symbolized the College’s dedication to a team of a different kind – the team of individuals and organizations fighting to end food insecurity and injustice in the United States.
Located in a federally-recognized food desert, the Farm has produced and provided more than 30,000 pounds of organic produce since its inception in March 2010. No less than 10% of this produce has been donated to neighborhood charitable organizations. The rest supports community members, the College, and restaurants and grocers throughout Dallas. In addition to providing fresh, healthy, affordable food options for its surrounding residents, the Farm strives to improve communities throughout the metroplex by providing hands-on educational experiences for youth and adults alike to promote healthy eating, improved food access, and environmental stewardship.
Under the guidance of the Farm Manager, the Farm is operated and maintained entirely by Paul Quinn student-employees, who actively engage in all farm activities, from business planning to marketing, and thus serves as a model of socially and environmentally-driven servant leadership and entrepreneurship.
To transform the health and well-being of under-resourced communities in southern Dallas by providing fresh, healthy, affordable food options and by educating and empowering future generations to take better care of themselves, their environments, and their communities.
We love to share what we do with visitors to the Farm, and offer three types of visiting opportunities:
1) community volunteer days
3) field trips and group volunteer events.
You can find out more about each of these opportunities below, and decide which is best for you and your group!
Because the WE Over Me Farm is a busy working farm, we ask that all visitors schedule an appointment before visiting the Farm for any reason. PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE FARM WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT.
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER DAYS
Community volunteer days are held on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. They include a tour of the Farm, farm activities, opportunities for Q&A and when possible, a chance to harvest.
Community volunteer days are free and open to the public, with no age limit; to participate and for more information, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOURS AND FIELD TRIPS
Bring your school, church, community or other group to the Farm for a hands-on learning experience like no other! The Farm staff will work with you to develop a tour, field trip, or group volunteer opportunity that suits your needs and gets at the heart of what you want your group to learn!
GROUP TOUR (1 hour): $25.00 flat fee for any group size.
FIELD TRIP/GROUP VOLUNTEER EVENT (2 hours, tour included): $7.00/participant.
For questions or to schedule, contact Hannah Koski at email@example.com or at (214) 379-5457.
Help support our effort to transform our community and to provide healthy food where people need it most! In-kind donations and financial contributions are always greatly appreciated, and 100% of your gift will go towards growing the Farm’s capacity to produce more fresh produce.
A Community Cooks 2016
Join us at 6PM on Tuesday, June 14th at the WE Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College.
Enjoy a farm-fresh dining experience like no other by the culinary delights of DFW’s top chefs, prepared right on the campus of the highlighted football field-turned-farm, while sipping farm-inspired beverages and enjoying live music!
This year will be particularly special as the event will serve as the prelude dinner to a spectacular performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Come for the food, stay for the fun, support through attendance. #EATGIVESAVOR
WHEN: Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, Texas 75241
For general inquiries, contact Dexter Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket Purchasing Information
Individual tickets are $75.00 and can be purchased online here.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Dennis Coleman at email@example.com.