News & Awards

In The News

Southern Living, April 2015
My Southern Living Story: Coppell Community Garden 

KTXD Daily News, November 2013
Video News segment about the Coppell Community Garden and Metrocrest Social Services 

Irving Rambler, November 2012
CCG Teams up with Youth Village Resources

Edible Dallas/Ft. Worth, Summer Edition 2011
Notible Edibles- Coppell Community Garden

WFAA Channel 8 News, October 05, 2010
North Texans embrace grow-your-own trend

Fox 4 News, Lone Star Adventure, March 28, 2010
Lone Star Adventure: Community Garden

WBAP Radio Show, CCG guest, February 7, 2010
WBAP Living Natural First Radio Show

Coppell Gazette, December 12, 2009
“CCG honored at 2009 National Keep America Beautiful conference”

Dallas Morning News, October 28, 2009
“Farmers markets are a growing enterprise in Dallas-Fort Worth”

Dallas Morning News, July 20, 2009
“Charity work can be not only be good for your soul, but also for your body”

Coppell Gazette, July 5, 2009
“CCG earns second place award from Keep Texas Beautiful”

Ft. Worth Star Tribune, June 25, 2009
“Community-garden options in the area”

Rodale Organic Gardening, June 1, 2009
“Growing a Miracle in Coppell, Texas”

Dallas Morning News, April 29, 2009
“Dallas area community gardens surge in popularity”

KERA, April 2006 (Video)
“Coppell Community Garden”


Awards and Accomplishments

Friends of the Coppell Nature Park Eco-Friend – Environmental Awareness Award, May 2010

Keep America Beautiful – Civic Organization, Beautification Award, 2nd Place, 2009

Keep Texas Beautiful- Civic Organization, Beautification Award, 2nd Place, 2009

SW Regional Council of the National Recreation and Parks Association- Civic Organization Award, 2006, 2007

Keep Texas Beautiful, Environmental Volunteer Award for Civic Org., 2001, 2006

Garden supply Co.- Garden Crusader Award, Feeding the Hungry, 2002

Volunteer Center of Dallas County- Outstanding Group Volunteers of the Year, Honorable Mention, 2000

“A Garden to Share”, Southern Living Magazine. April, 2004

“Coppell Community Gardens”, Texas Gardener, Nov/Dec., 2002

“Community Gardening at its Best”, The Dirt Doctor’s Dirt, August 2003

“A Worthy Cause”, The Herb Companion, April/May, 2001

“Gardening for the Greater Good”, Neil Sperry’s Gardens, May 2001

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