We are dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of our neighbors the Dallas while protecting our planet's precious resources from being wasted.
Our goal is to offer nutrition education and opportunity to every person in Dallas, because everyone deserves access to freshly grown, nutritious food.
We hope to inspire you with ways to share love in your community!
ABOUT OUR ORGANIC URBAN FARM
Ike & Eli's started as an organic butterfly garden in Spring 2010. When we saw how well herbs and vegetables grew in the nutrient-rich soil, we wanted to begin harvesting food for ourselves to save money and reap the benefits of delicious, home-grown food. That passion turned into a permaculture-based urban farm which utilizes zero-waste methods. What does that mean, exactly? Well, our soil now contains compost from kitchen and home product waste, and we incorporate the use of rain barrels, recycled material, and reused home goods to operate. Our personal low-waste lifestyle has allowed us to save money and resources by using bare minimum products which keep our household clean and healthy. We'd love to partner with you to do the same thing in your community garden so you can nourish your community.
More than a garden...a holistic lifestyle. Explore our site to learn more. Welcome home!
ABOUT OUR URBAN FARMER, HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST, AND PLANT-BASED CHEF
Lisa had a successful career in luxury beauty management which spanned over 20 years, and her love for teaching has translated to teaching people how to garden and prepare meals at home. After trial and error in her own garden, she decided to put her green thumb to work by helping clients design their own home gardens to produce herbs and vegetables for their families. Her primary focuses were gardening and home cooking, but in 2015, holistic nutrition came calling. Lisa went back to school and received certifications in both Urban Farming and Holistic Nutrition from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts so she could teach clients how to grow and eat healthy foods they love. Lisa ministers to our neighbors in need each week, bringing love and food to the community.
Join Lisa as she offers cooking demonstrations every Monday at 11am at the Dallas Arboretum with El Centro Cooks!
To stay up to date on our garden and kitchen, follow @lisa.plants.and.cooks on Instagram and @LisaPlantsAndCooks on Pinterest. For our trail ministry, follow @love_hike_nourish on Instagram.
ABOUT IKE & ELI
Ike is our beloved mini-dachshund rescue who is farming with us in spirit from his basil patch in Heaven. He always loved being in the garden with us, and really inspired us to spend more time outside. Eli is our ASPCA mixed breed who explores with great caution and is very helpful with spotting pests we need to organically eliminate and produce needing to be harvested.
1 Chronicles 4:10