Fresh Start II Success Stories, Part 1

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. See Jewell-Houston Academy and Cuney Homes/YMCA school gardens below. Also, click to view Tinsley Elementary and Durham Elementary

Jewell-Houston Academy's Overhead Garden

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Work Day

    

Outdoor Classroom Activity

 

YMCA/Cuney Homes After-School Garden

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After

DIGGING HOUSTON, ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME

For Garden Directory and map, click here >