FOCP Fall Quarterly Meeting


What: FOCP Fall Quarterly Meeting - "Sustainable Diets”

Where: Better Block Foundation  700 W Davis St

When: Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30

Program: Sustainable Diets

Mark you calendar. On Tuesday evening, September 24th, 6:30, the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks will hold their fall quarterly meeting at Better Block (former Brumley’s)  on Davis Street. This is a wonderful venue and we are grateful to Better Block for their help. Aside from great freebie raffle giveaways and the drawing for our summer fundraiser (one round trip SWA ticket), we have a great program for all attendees.

Our speaker is Steve Smith, regular presenter for the Dallas Sierra Club. His program is entitled “Sustainable Diets” . In his presentation you will learn how our food choices are affecting deforestation, species extinction, water pollution, water depletion, climate change, and how we can make smarter food choices to minimize those impacts.

Steve is an independent researcher with a focus on sustainable food systems. He has collected a consensus of findings by the scientific community on sustainable diets over the past several years and will provide the results of those findings along with sources and direct quotes. 

As always, there is no charge for this event. Water and cookies will be provided.

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More information:

Our summer fundraiser, is one round trip ticket on SWA. The ticket is good for 9 months and good for any destination in the continental US and Puerto Rico with no blackout dates and can be used the day before travel. We are selling 104 tickets at $10 per ticket. For purchase -  use the following email address:

Thanks again to Better Block is a unique space that was once a pull-up gas station and plant nursery, and now serves as the headquarters for the Better Block Foundation. We are a 501(C)3 nonprofit that educates, equips, and empowers communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate built environments to promote the growth of healthy and vibrant neighborhoods.

Free parking on site.

Tree ID Walk

What: Tree ID Walk

Where: Kiest Conservation Area (corner of Kiest and Hampton)

When: Sunday, October 6th,  11:30 - 12:30

Program: Tree ID Walk - lead by City of Dallas Urban Forester Karen Woodard

Join us for a walk along the “Bridle”  and “Meadow Loop” trails in the Kiest Conservation Area with guest arborist/forester Karen Woodard. Karen is a sought after speaker and the Urban Forester for the Great Trinity Forest, just a stones throw from Oak Cliff. Learn all about trees on this informative trek through the woods.


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