Posts Tagged ‘Bonton Farms’

Dallas Filmmakers Shining Light on Food Insecurity

Posted by Heather Noel

Daniel Nanasi

Oak Cliff resident Daniel Nanasi had no idea about the food access issues in his own city, but a meetup group changed his perception forever.

Attending the Food Desert Solutions gatherings, Nanasi learned some sobering facts about food …

Dallas Startup Week 2017:
Day 5 Roundup

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

It’s a wrap!  

We’re glad we had a chance to meet many of you this week and share in the excitement of all things ‘Startup Week.’

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas hosted the OneUp the Pitch event at The

Akola, Bonton Farms Take Prizes
at ‘OneUp the Pitch’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

In just 11 months, Brittany Merrill Underwood has launched Akola jewelry in all Neiman Marcus stores, gave hundreds of disadvantaged women a livable wage, and raised her nonprofit company so it can compete with high-end brands.

Jennifer Sampson presents Brittany Merrill Underwood with the $75,000 prize as the judges look on

Jennifer Sampson presents

Social Entrepreneurs Vie for $100K in ‘Shark Tank’ event ‘With a Heart’

Posted by Heather Noel

Five social entrepreneurs will be competing in a Shark Tank-style pitch contest April 6 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas. 

During “OneUp the Pitch,” social entrepreneurs will present their solutions to community issues in front of five …

Meet the New Class of Social Innovators in United Way’s GroundFloor Program

Posted by Heather Noel

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has named its new class of GroundFloor fellows — and it’s the biggest one yet. 

Through the redesigned five-month program, fellows can earn up to $125,000 in seed funding by reaching certain milestones.

The accelerator

Bonton Farms Director Cultivates a Community

Posted by Heather Noel

Daron Babcock admits before founding Bonton Farms, he’d never really grown anything.

The South Dallas urban farm director told guests Thursday night at The Grove coworking space that he didn’t intend to become a farmer either.

“It was never …

Workbench at the Grove: Babcock Shares Vision for Bonton Community

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

On Thursday, Bonton Farms Director Daron Babcock will be the featured speaker for Workbench@TheGrove’s summer series.  

Bonton Farms is situated in the South Dallas neighborhood known as Bonton, where 63 percent of its residents lack personal transportation and the nearest …

Urban Farming is in Full Bloom Thanks to One Couple

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

In 2013, Jody and Max Wall began growing a handful of vegetables and herbs using an aeroponic garden system called the Tower Garden. They watched as the vertical, futuristic-looking contraption grew flush with leafy foliage using only the small …

Dallas Fort-Worth: A Call To Innovate

Posted by Trey Bowles

The term “innovation” is often thrown around, a catchall term used to fill in a gap. If something is different or new or controversial or expensive, or if we don’t have another buzzword to use, we call it innovative, and …