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By Sharon Grigsby
Dallas Morning News Writer
The agriculture-centered project formerly known as Bonton Farms at Lake Highlands is moving forward without the popular South Dallas partner that inspired its creation in the first place.
Back in June, I shared the news of City Council member Adam McGough linking arms with Bonton Farms and the Georgia-based nonprofit City of Refuge to transform 12 acres of empty city-owned concrete into an innovative community asset. The urban farm would provide job training, tiny homes for transitional housing, a co-working facility, market, cafe and acres of gardens and green space.
None of that vision has changed, but who will make it happen has.
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