Growing Roots East End Network (GREEN)


The Growing Roots East End Network (GREEN) aims to bring together local schools and organizations for the purpose of helping sustain, promote, and connect gardens across the East End’s school feeder patterns.

As a result of these efforts, we hope to see an increase in access to healthy foods, improve nutrition education, greater social cohesion, and economic opportunities for low-income families. The efforts of this collaborative include:

– Monthly meetings at different member gardens
– Resource sharing for maintaining gardens on a budget
– Garden work day events to get member gardens ready for the season
– Volunteer pool

Member Gardens

Community Gardens

El Centro de Corazón – Magnolia 7037 Capitol St., Houston, TX 77011
El Centro de Corazón – John S. Dunn 7635 Canal St, Houston, TX 77012
Finca Tres Robles 257 N Greenwood St, Houston, TX 77011
Mission Milby 2220 Broadway St, Houston, TX 77012


School Gardens

Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools
Briscoe Edison Austin
Burnet Rusk Academy Milby
DeZavala Yolanda Black Navarro  
J.R. Harris    
Garden Work Days

Volunteer at a garden! All gardens offer basic tools for volunteers such as gloves and a shared pool of tools.

Please note: All volunteers must wear masks and maintain physical distancing between other volunteers.

Magnolia Growing
Magnolia Multi-Service Center
7037 Capitol St., Houston, TX 77011
Mondays, 4pm-5pm

Mission Milby Garden
2220 Broadway, Houston, TX 77011
Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm
Volunteer Registration

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

The GREEN Collaborative has supported school campuses in the East End of Houston by creating a unified voice to speak about gardening and agriculture and how it impacts the education of our students and community. Additionally, it has provided opportunities for us to work as a collective network. Through the GREEN Collaborative, we have received and distributed educational information, networking opportunities, tools, and volunteers from partners like Mission Centers of Houston, Finca Tres Robles, Port of Houston, and Sojourn East End Church to help sustain and strengthen our campus and community gardens. It has created a communication platform for us to unite and better perform our duties as community members.

Karim Alston

GREEN member and founder of Grow Local Houston

GREEN in Action!