MAKING A DIFFERENCE NEWSLETTER - Issue 1, Volume 18 (Jan 2018) Issue 1 Volume 18 (Jan 2018) - Page 8

Morales Chef Maniacs 4-H Club brought 3 teams from Pasadena ISD to compete.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program and Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School began a partnership in 2015 to provide urban youth educational experiences in AgriScience, career exploration, agricultural collegiate programs, health and community sustainability.

Students from Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory and Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men visited the McGovern Centennial Gardens - Hermann Park Conservatory. They were provided a walking tour of the grounds and assigned task to assist the horticulture staff in daily maintenance of the gardens.

Students were separated into teams to weed the garden walkway, remove dead trees, shrubs and bushes, planted new trees and bushes, and repaired the underground irrigation system.

Park Horticulturists Danny explained to the students how he and the staff maintain and manage the 4.5-acre garden. The high school students were provided value information and tips to take and implement in their school gardens.

The Sustainable Communities Project (SCP) benefits 495 students of Cristo Rey Jesuit and 55 ninth grade biology students at Mickey Leland Young Men’s Prep. After-school sessions, educational tours, garden construction and management and classroom lessons all make up the many methods provided by SCP.

Students from Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory and Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men visited the McGovern Centennial Gardens - Hermann Park Conservatory. They were provided a walking tour of the grounds and assigned task to assist the horticulture staff in daily maintenance of the gardens.

Students were separated into teams to weed the garden walkway, remove dead trees, shrubs and bushes, plant new trees and bushes, and repair the underground irrigation system.

The Park's Horticulturist explained to the students how he and the staff maintain and manage the 4.5-acre garden. The high school students were provided valuable information and tips to take and implement in their school gardens.

Sustainable Communities Project:

McGovern Centennial Garden Service Project