Dolphin Heights Community Garden
The greens are the stars at the Dolphin Heights Community Garden in East Dallas, which for almost 16 years has been championed by a woman affectionately known as the Mayor of Dolphin Heights. "I got that name actually from Mayor (Mike) Rawlings," said Anna Hill, the longtime neighborhood association president. When she moved to the neighborhood in the mid-1980s there was "lots of criminal activity," she said. She and a couple of other residents eventually decided it was time to take back the neighborhood. They formed the Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association with Hill as president.
Our TIAA volunteers will help Anna Hill hoe, till, and rake the community garden to prepare for planting vegetables afterwards. Bring gloves, hat, and sun screen. Effort required will be moderate. Anna will provide tools.
Volunteers are asked to drive to the Dolphin Heights community garden located at 4819 Silver Ave, Dallas TX 75223 to arrive by about 9:30 am Thursday September 8, 2022. Afterwards, we will have lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense). Please register online for this event. We need all to register their attendance so we know who will be attending.