In January 2017, six Houston area schools began a journey of revitalizing their garden via the Fresh Start II program. By overcoming challenges such as a lack of leadership, community engagement and resources, garden coordinators where able to achieve goals set forth in the program and construct productive organic outdoor classrooms for their school community. The gardens became self-sufficient with plans to continue into the Fall Semester and beyond.
Over 150 students, teachers and community members attended the Gardening 101 Organic Gardening Classes for Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom series with the general consensus of the class being “Excellent.”
We are proud to share these success stories over the next few weeks beginning with the Jewell Houston Academy and Cuney Homes/YMCA sites.
Jewell-Houston Academy’s Overhead Garden
Before (Top Photo) and Work Day (Bottom Photos)
Outdoor Classroom Activity
YMCA/Cuney Homes After-School Garden