A conversation with Kelly Clemons of Deep Ellum Urban Gardens on the inspiration for the Urban Gardens project, the goals of the Deep Ellum Urban Garden, and the status of the group's fundraising efforts.
Dallas resident and architect Alicia Quintans knows about living green. In fact she says “I grew up on a farm so a sustainable lifestyle is very familiar. My grandparents were farmers and home-grown produce was available all year round. My family lived in a farmhouse with no central a/c and butane heaters. The house was designed to allow for air flow and we often slept on the screened porch in the summer.”
While there are many places in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that have greened up there interiors and exteriors for a healthier environment, oftentimes pets are overlooked in those sustainable efforts. Not at two local animal shelters though, both Cedar Hill and Plano’s animal shelters are all about a healthy environment and employees are making sure that animals have clean air and the best surroundings for healthy living.