AEO-SCA Reclaim the Outdoors in Houston



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LOCATION: Last Organic Outpost, Emile Street Community Farm
DATE & TIME: Friday, October 29, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

EVENT RECAP: 45 Yes Prep students, along with teachers, chaperones and SCA staff visited Last Organic Outpost’s Emile Street Community Farm in Houston’s 5th Ward. This was both a service project and a great learning experience for the students. For many of them it was their first time getting their hands dirty at gardening. Marcella Murff Icet, one of the owners of the farm, gave the group a tour of the gardens, talking about the importance of growing your food local and organic and let the students sample some of the vegetables that were being grown. Everyone then got to work harvesting, weeding and raking garden beds which were then used to replant beets that had overgrown a different part of the garden. Later on, the group was given a demonstration in outdoor cooking as lunch was prepared from greens harvested right out of the garden.

Projects Completed:

  • 4 beds of okra harvested
  • 4 beds weeded, raked, prepared for planting
  • 2 beds of beets thinned and then replanted into 5 new beds
  • Various greens and vegetables harvested
  • Locally grown lunch made!