Jan's Garden

Jan Pruitt, our former President and CEO, led the North Texas Food Bank for 19 years and continues to be an inspiration for what we do each day. To donate in honor of Jan Pruitt, your generous gift will support the North Texas Food Bank and the neighbors we serve in our community.

Spade & Spoon is a bi-monthly newsletter from the North Texas Food Bank’s Nutrition and Garden team where we showcase delicious recipes, cooking demonstrations, nutrition/gardening classes, gardening how-tos and discuss all things wellness! Sign-up today!


In 2018, in conjunction with the grand opening of the Perot Family Campus, NTFB also broke ground on a sustainable, small-scale learning garden in honor of our late President and CEO, Jan Pruitt. Access to fresh produce is critical to the success of the North Texas Food Bank and to the health of the neighbors we serve.

NTFB is excited to operate a learning and demonstration garden that acts as a living and breathing display of nutritious food options. Jan's Garden offers tours and programming for all local community groups who desire to learn first-hand about the impact that healthful food choices can make.

Garden Education and Events

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NTFB offers series-based adult and youth garden education. Adult classes teach the basics of gardening while the kids classes explore healthy snacks and the parts of the plant. Click below to find out more about the series!

Saturday, February 11, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will combine two main garden topics-spring veggie gardening and garden pests. Come learn what you need to know to begin vegetable gardening and how to manage those pesky garden insects. You will leave with a basic understanding and knowledge of how to best begin your spring veggie garden in North Texas while keeping the pests at bay, so you can get a full harvest! Sign-ups close at 5pm on Feb. 10.