Service Project

Operation Enduring Service: Houston Platoon & Mykawa Farm

September 11, 2021 09:00 AM-03:00 PM

Mission

Mykawa Farm

6401 Almeda Genoa Road
Houston, TX

Event Overview


Join the Houston Platoon as we remember 9/11 by helping Mykawa Farm (a part of Houston ISD) provide a space for children from Elementary to High School to learn about agriculture. Some of the projects we will be working on include: assembling a gazebo, assembling a hoop house, building picnic tables, building work tables, and spreading mulch for a walking trail.

Water, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

About Mykawa Farm:

The Get Growing Houston: Old Mykawa STEAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts, and Mathematics) Farm is located at the historic Old Mykawa School (6401 Almeda Genoa Road, Houston, TX 77048). The STEAAM Farm provides teachers the space and opportunity to provide hands on learning experiences for students to gain a better understanding of concepts related to ecosystems, food systems and the impact of technology and climate on the production of food. Technology will be utilized throughout the farm using sensors capture data to make better decisions for the long-term success of the farm. The farm supports the overall program of integrating food and agriculture into STEAAM learning.

The Get Growing Houston Program of HISD Nutrition Services inspires students to have more than a consumer relationship with food through the development of critical thinking and experiential learning. Students are taught how food is produced and distributed, as well as the impact of food agriculture on personal, family, and community health.

What To Wear

TMC blues;Clothes that can get dirty;Warm weather gear

What to Bring

TMC Gear. If you do not have a TMC shirt, you will be provided with one. Water, snacks, and lunch will be provided.

Parking

Other

Parking Address

Limited parking on site. You may need to park and shuttle to the site. Shuttle will be provided. Arrive early for best parking.

Inclement Weather

Rain or shine. Event will be re-scheduled in the event of thunderstorms.

Accessibility

Uneven terrain;Wheelchair accessible site and bathrooms;Handicap Parking available;Jobs available for persons with limited mobility

Who’s Invited

Groups;Kids (under 13);Teens;Adults (21+);Seniors (55+)

Houston Platoon

Event Contact:  Elizabeth Barlow
ebarlow@missioncontinues.org
3466600002

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