Growing Roots East End Network (GREEN)

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and recommendations by federal, state, and local authorities, all volunteer opportunities through the Growing Roots East End Network (GREEN) are cancelled until further notice.

What is the Growing Roots East End Network (GREEN) about?

The Growing Roots East End Network (GREEN) aim is to bring together local schools and organizations for the purpose of helping sustain, promote, and connect gardens across the school feeder patterns. As a result, we hope to see an increase in access to healthy foods, improve nutrition education, greater social cohesion, and economic opportunities for low-income families.

Articles:

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Participating Schools:

Elementary Schools Middle Schools  High Schools 
Briscoe Elementary School Edison Middle School  Austin High School 
De Zavala Elementary School  Rusk Academy Milby High School 
Franklin Elementary School  Yolanda Black Navarro Middle School   
Gallegos Elementary School    
J.R. Harris Elementary School     
Lantrip ElementarySchool      
Tijerina Elementary School     
     
     

Community Gardens:

El Centro de Corazón – Magnolia 
El Centro de Corazón – John S. Dunn 
Finca Robles 
Mission Milby 

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and recommendations by federal, state, and local authorities, all volunteer opportunities through the Growing Roots East End Network (GREEN) are cancelled until further notice.

What is the Growing Roots East End Network (GREEN) about?

The Growing Roots East End Network (GREEN) aim is to bring together local schools and organizations for the purpose of helping sustain, promote, and connect gardens across the school feeder patterns. As a result, we hope to see an increase in access to healthy foods, improve nutrition education, greater social cohesion, and economic opportunities for low-income families.

Articles:

El Centro’s work in the community is recognized by Salud America!

How is El Centro de Corazón Addressing Food Insecurity?

Participating Schools:

Elementary Schools 

Briscoe Elementary School

De Zavala Elementary School 

Franklin Elementary School 

Gallegos Elementary School

J.R. Harris Elementary School 

Lantrip ElementarySchool  

Tijerina Elementary School 

Middle Schools 

Edison Middle School 

Rusk Academy 

Yolanda Black Navarro Middle School 

High Schools 

Austin High School 

Milby High School 

Community Gardens:

El Centro de Corazón- Magnolia

El Centro de Corazón – Dunn 

Finca Robles

Mission Milby 

Garden Work Days:

Date: Saturday, February 29th 

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Location: Mission Milby 

2220 Broadway St.

Houston, TX 77012

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Aguilar at maria.aguilar@techforall.org


Date: Saturday, March 7th 

Location: De Zavala Elementary School 

7521 Avenue H

Houston, TX 77012

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sylvia Wills at swills@houstonisd.org


Date: Saturday, March 28th

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Location: Magnolia Multi-Service Center 

7037 Capitol St.

Houston, Texas 77011

If you have any questions, please contact Jorge Olvera, El Centro’s Community Engagement Manager at jolvera@elcentrochc.org

Upcoming Meetings:

Stay tuned for more details to come!