Written by Staff
By Jess Paniszczyn
Everyone was invited to join Keep Coppell Beautiful and City of Coppell for EcoCoppell Earthfest in the Town Center Plaza on April 6.
“An event like this kind of ties everyone together,” said Bob Jones, gardener with Coppell Community Garden. “Everyone gets to see what goes on in the city. The Community Garden has been around for a long time, but some people are still not aware that we are here.
“A lot of people have started growing their own vegetables and are trying to get into the organic movement. We will do whatever we can to help them out. Gardening teaches children where food comes from, and people get to eat food that they have grown themselves. They realize that it takes a little effort and work sometimes. But the results are well worth it, because you get fresh stuff that you’ve probably never tasted before and a lot of varieties that you don’t get at the store, and it tastes better than the stuff that has been shipped all over the country to get here.”
Even the Mayor and City Council participated and did their part to help keep the city green.
“The City Council and myself meet each year at 8:30 a.m., and we pick up trash on a specific tract of Denton Tap,” Mayor Karen Hunt said. “The good thing is that this year there was a whole lot less trash. I think it is the result of a combination of a little bit of development and people’s awareness of these issues.