Service Project

Operation Nourish: Veteran's Day at Mykawa Farm

November 13, 2021  09:00 AM-01:00 PM

Mission

Mykawa Farm

6401 Almeda Genoa Road
Houston, TX

Event Overview


Join us on Veteran’s Day as we continue to serve in our community. We will be working at Mykawa Farm, a part of Houston ISD, helping to build ADA compliant flower beds, laying crushed stone to make the grounds more wheelchair accessible, and more!

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

What to Bring

Every volunteer will receive a TMC T-shirt at registration. Wear comfortable shoes, clothes that can get dirty

Parking

Free parking on-site

Inclement Weather

Rain or shine. Project will be canceled in the event of thunderstorms.

Accessibility

Uneven terrain;Handicap Parking available

Who’s Invited

Groups;Kids (under 13);Teens;Adults (21+);Seniors (55+);Adults (18+)

Houston Platoon

Event Contact:  Elizabeth Barlow
ebarlow@missioncontinues.org
(346) 660-0002

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