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