City of Refuge

City of Refuge Lake Highlands leaders will host a community update Monday to share progress on the urban farm development planned for 12000 Greenville Avenue. The 12-acre project will host a farmer’s market, cafe, coffee shop, co-working space and workforce innovation hub while serving residents recovering from homelessness, trafficking and other issues.

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“This is a place where seeds will be planted, they’ll be nourished, they’ll grow, and it will impact and transform lives for the people already here in this community,” said Councilman Adam McGough in a video message posted to the nonprofit’s website. “City of Refuge Lake Highlands is an opportunity to bring light, hope and transformation to this part of our city, to impact and change lives.”

Monday’s event will enable neighbors to discover ways to get involved at the site, modeled after the highly successful Bonton Farms in South Dallas. The info session runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Highland Oaks Church of Christ, 10805 Walnut Hill. All are welcome.