Encore Park Community Garden was opened April 22, 2014, Earth Day. This garden was the vision of a number of people from First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, The Stewpot
, and several community organizations. The Stewpot started The Stewpot Garden Club to benefit food insecure and often homeless clients from The Stewpot who had an interest in gardening. Today, The Stewpot contracts with a Horticultural Therapist to work with at-risk clients in the garden to develop gardening skills as well as important life skills. The vegetables that are grown are harvested and donated to The Bridge and The Stewpot for meal preparation.