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Clifton woman develops community recreation district known as 'The SILO Project'

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 19:01:37-05

There are some big plans in the works for a community recreation district in Central Texas.

It's called sustainable information and learning opportunities also known as The SILO Project.

“Eventually this will be a garden center. But that is eventually. In the meantime, it’s something that is called a community recreation district," Deb Tolman, Director of The SILO Project said.

Just three weeks ago, Dr. Tolman acquired the land four miles outside of downtown Clifton that will have a dog park, a wedding venue, a coffee shop, a farmers market, gardens and even a cat boarding center.

“It’s an educational facility, so we will teach people how to run the garden center. There will be three underground greenhouses to teach somebody how to run those. All kinds of things," said Dr. Tolman. "I’ve only come up with 20, but there will be easily 50 more ideas.”

The non-profit is all being built on a 12 acre lot and will provide learning opportunities for children, providing outdoor activities for all ages.

“I’m not willing to let people come out until there is something to see, but that could be in another year. That could be in less than a year," she said.

"I just don’t know. You’ll have to wait and see how things come about.”

Dr. Tolman has also partnered with McLennan Community College and will be able to offer classes on the property once the project is finished.