Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Farmers Assisting Returning Military Urban Farm
700 S. Good Latimer Expressway
Dallas, TX 75201
We are very excited to join forces with Farmers Assisting Returning Military at this years Green Fest! Duck Team 6 will be there educating guests on what we do within the community to reduce the street dog population.
This year, the Office of Environmental Quality has partnered with Farmers Assisting Returning Military to bring you the 7th annual Dallas Green Fest, sponsored by Living Earth. Join us at the future site of the downtown F.A.R.M. to learn all about sustainability.
Dallas Green Fest is a fun, free event that brings together partners from across Dallas to teach our community members about everything from gardening to renewable energy. Come enjoy family-friendly activities, and learn how you can make your life a little greener.
About Farmers Assisting Returning Military – FARM
Farmers Assisting Returning Military provides agricultural therapy, recreational therapy and professional medical treatment for at-risk Veterans. Veterans already have performed the most important job in America by fighting for us, keeping us free, and keeping us safe. Now, we believe they are ready for the second most important job…Farming.
The goal is to assist veterans re-integrating into society to discover a new sense of purpose. Veterans are invited to our farm to connect to other vets and to the land. Surrounded by Veterans and farmers, crops and dirt, this environment will heal their invisible wounds with restoration and empathy. If a participant decides to become a farmer, we offer an internship program and aid with employment on one of our farms or with a partnering farm, and continue to offer mentorship.