DFW Truck Farm Fun Run

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In a Nutshell

Running, Zumba, seed planting, yoga, and costume contest, all supporting an educational, mobile garden that visits schools across the county

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Promotional value expires Apr 21, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online pre-registration required. Must park at Gate #5. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $20 for race entry for one (up to a $40 value)
  • $39 for race entry for two (up to an $80 value)
  • $75 for race entry for four (up to a $160 value)<p>

Each option is valid for participants aged 13 and older. Younger children regularly get in for $12 each.

The second annual DFW Truck Farm Fun Run takes place on the morning of Sunday, April 21, at Earth Day Dallas in Fair Park to raise funds for the DFW Truck Farm. As runners meander along the route, they can stop to plant heirloom seeds under the watch of trusty gardeners and take quick stretching breaks with yoga instructors, all with the chance to earn prizes. Participants also are invited to compete in the Dress Like a Farmer, Run Like a Farmer contest, judged by real agriculturalists practiced at spotting their own kind in the wild. Yogurt, fresh fruit, and coffee all await runners past the finish line, and every runner goes home clad in a farmer hat and T-shirt. See the full schedule, including packet-pickup times and locations, here.<p>

Garden Inspirations

"Gardens are a lot like people,” Marilyn Simmons told Now Magazines. “As they grow and mature, they come into their own.” Marilyn and her daughter Donelle, owners of Garden Inspirations, have their own unique plot. “A Radio Flyer wagon is home to an assortment of flowers and trailing potato vines and an herb garden is flourishing in a nonfunctioning barbecue grill.”

At their farm, the two work to show pupils how to plant their own beds with pesticide-free veggies, which blossom into sources of personal pride. The full schedule of classes includes introductory courses on overcoming the gamut of challenges that aspiring gardeners face, such as inhospitable soil, lack of time, and accidentally planting their car keys. Knowledgeable about diverse garden types—including rooftop, field, and aquaponic—the instructors impart their wisdom on the best kind of garden for each grower’s individual needs, as well as which vegetable varieties grow most readily in North Texas and how to plant them. When not brewing compost tea or working beneath trellises tangled in emerald wisps, the crew does a radio show which talks about how to obtain baskets of naturally grown peaches, cucumbers, and squash.

Customer Reviews

Thanks for a great class
Nancy M. · March 29, 2012
Very knowledgable and friendly people!
Raymond M. · March 21, 2012
Wonderful people and great learnings!
Stephanie S. · February 21, 2012
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    3809 Grand Ave.

    Dallas, TX 75201

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