Elmwood Farm officially has a new home near Tyler Station.
The urban farm—which former D dining critic Eve Hill-Agnus dubbed “The Little Garden That Could”— previously lived in Oak Cliff on the corner of Ferndale Avenue and Balboa Drive. It began as a community garden, a way to pay homage to chicken coops and homegrown vegetables. It found success here, attracting volunteers from the neighborhood and a partnership with Methodist Health System. But its former landlord declined to renew its lease in downtown Elmwood, choosing instead to make more money using the land to store work trucks.
Andrew Cagle, a founding member of Elmwood Farm, says that moving from the humble downtown setting to the Tyler Station social hub comes with perks. “It’s located in a little quieter and safer spot,” says Cagle. “I think we want it to be a place of rest in a lot of ways.”