Community Garden Project Yale Street Community Empowerment Center

CoreNet Global Houston Chapter’s Community Reinvestment Committee (CRC) Would like to Thank You for Sponsoring the Community Garden Project Yale Street Community Empowerment Center

On Saturday, April 30, 2011, many volunteers met at 4808 Yale to build a community garden for Volunteers of America (VOA) and the residents of the Independence Heights neighborhood. The plan, designed by landscape architect SWA Group, includes garden plots, a picnic lawn, natural playground, a storage shed, and an orchard area. The new community garden will help the historic Independence Heights neighborhood to achieve its goal of addressing hunger and nutrition by improving access to high-quality fresh foods. The garden will provide a beautiful setting for residents to gather and grow fresh produce, while increasing the availability of healthy foods and educating residents about healthy eating habits.

On April 20, 2011, volunteers from ExxonMobil and JE Dunn Construction began working at the VOA Community Garden site as part of United Way’s nationwide Day of Caring event. They successfully completed an orange tree orchard, a picnic lawn area, and a children’s natural play area.

We collectively have a lot to be proud of. Thanks very much for your participation!

CoreNet Global Houston Chapter CRC Committee

Wendy Guidroz, Herman Miller, Co-Chair
Barry Weiner, Jones Lang LaSalle, Co-Chair

Kamal Ariss, J.E. Dunn Construction
Edward Edson, Colliers International
Brent Harris, Allsteel
Amy Moen, Haynes Whaley Associates
Ed Ryland, Arvo Realty Advisors
Hal Sharp, Gensler
Regina Trippie, Furniture Marketing Group

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