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Stella M. Chavez / KERA News

Finding fresh food can be tough in neighborhoods without easy access to grocery stores. Residents of Vickery Meadow, a refugee-rich neighborhood in northeast Dallas, are making healthy food more accessible by growing it themselves in their community garden.

Lauren Silverman / KERA News

If you like chili peppers, tomatoes or blueberries, you like bumblebees. The larger, hairier cousin of the honey bee is a social insect, and  especially good at pollinating the tasty crops mentioned above. What’s concerning is that bumblebees are on the decline, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has designated the American bumblebee as a “species of greatest conservation need.”

Urban Gardening Could Get Easier In Dallas This Week

Mar 24, 2015
Jeff Whittington / KERA News

For the first time since 2010, the Dallas City Council this week is considering new rules around agriculture within the city limits. The new ordinance was put together by a team of food activists, gardeners, city staff and elected officials. Susie Marshall, executive director of GROW North Texas, was one of those people.