Growing Roots East End Network (GREEN)

Due to COVID-19, all volunteer opportunities are canceled until further notice.

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

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.

Community Gardens:

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

Participating Schools:

Elementary Schools Middle Schools  High Schools 
Briscoe Edison  Austin 
Burnet Rusk Academy Milby 
DeZavala  Yolanda Black Navarro   
Franklin     
Gallegos     
J.R. Harris     
Lantrip     
Tijerina    
     

 

Due to COVID-19, all volunteer opportunities are canceled until further notice.

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

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.

Community Gardens:

El Centro de Corazón- Magnolia

El Centro de Corazón – Dunn 

Finca Tres Robles

Mission Milby 

Participating Schools:

Elementary Schools

Briscoe 

Burnet

DeZavala

Franklin

Gallegos

J.R. Harris 

Lantrip 

Tijerina

Middle Schools

Edison 

Rusk Academy 

Yolanda Black Navarro

High Schools

Austin

Milby

Karim Alston, GREEN Collaborative member, said,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.