Your Connection to Environmental Education in the Greater
The Spring Environmental Educators' Exchange meeting takes place on:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Join us as we visit Recipe for Success' Hope Farms:
10401 Scott Street
Houston, TX 77051
The farm is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Airport Blvd and Scott Street - just outside the 610 loop off of 288. Our host is Justin Myers, Chief Agricultural Officer, who oversees the farm and Recipe for Success' garden programming.
Where to Park and Meet:
The parking lot is located in the front of the property and is easily accessible off of Scott Street. We will meet under a large tree in the front of the farm.
Hope Farms is a 7.5-acre urban farm dedicated to improving community health by providing direct access to healthy and affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. Located in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Houston, Texas, the farm will serve as a valuable resource for local residents and the city at large by providing access to fresh produce, nutrition education programs and job training for military veterans.
For the past 10 years, the Recipe for Success Foundation has been on the front lines of the childhood obesity epidemic by creating positive, hands-on experiences in the garden and culinary classrooms for over 30,000 school students. Available nationally, our Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ program serves as a vehicle for powerful food-based learning experiences that incorporate science, math, history, poetry and art and ultimately culminate in changing the way kids eat. Beyond the classroom, the Foundation produces a variety of other programs to promote a culture where nutritious food is shared, appreciated and celebrated, including the VegOut! Challenge, Farmers MarKIDS and Eat It! Food Adventures book series.
Breaking ground in April 2016, the launch of Hope Farms serves as a complementary and critical layer to expand Recipe for Success Foundation’s mission and address community health in a powerful and new way. The farm will use intensive, organic methods to generate significant food crops in the midst of one of Houston’s recognized “food deserts.” Incorporating the Rolling Green Market and the Veteran Farmer Training program, Hope Farms is the foundation of the future Hope Farms Co-op that will facilitate, promote and support a network of small urban growers to serve the broader market.
The refreshments are pot-luck....bring something to share with one another. But, don't let the fact that it is pot-luck deter you from attending....even if you don't bring something to eat/drink, we want to see you there! Adult beverages welcome.
With our developing interests in sustainability, please consider bringing something that fits into one of more of the following categories:
-Fresh and/or Raw
-From Farmer's market or similar
-Tasty (just as important as sustainable)
Please bring your own reusable cups and/or water bottles.
4:15 PM Please arrive and park at this time
4:30-5:00 PM Networking and Refreshments
5:00-5:45 PM Guided tour of Hope Farms
5:45-6:30 PM EEE Affairs and EEE Roundtable Forum, meeting ends
The last part of the meeting is our traditional EEE Round-table Forum where members and attendees introduce themselves, their programs, make announcements and discuss challenges and successes in environmental education.
Other things to consider bringing:
+ A Friend or Colleague
+ Resources to share with the group, i.e. pamphlets, calendars, spare funding to share
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
EEE meetings occur on the first Wednesday of February, May, August, and November, usually from 4:30-6:30 pm, location varies.
Interested in hosting the next EEE meeting? Contact EEE Vice-President Justin Myers.
EEE counts on your membership to support our organization. Your dues maintain our membership with the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, KPFT Community Radio Station and off-set the cost of refreshments at some of our events. This year we will also be offering a small grant to a member to apply in their school-yard habitat!