The S.M.A.R.T. Education Garden mission is several fold: education and promotion of sustainable living, culinary education, economic sustainability and empowerment and promotion of healthy lifestyle.
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*** Breaking ground January 2021 ***
THANK YOU S.M.A.R.T. GARDEN PARTNERS!
DESCRIPTION
The S.M.A.R.T. Garden, located at 1619 S. Flores in the St. Henry's Church courtyard. The education garden will serve as an outdoor classroom to Briscoe Elementary students and the wider community. Our students will develop, manage and design all directional and educational signage along with the main focal mural set to adorn the primary garden wall. 
GARDEN ART
Our signature mural wall is only the beginning. We plan to infuse our garden with more inspiration to ripple through the community. We build community through art education. It's what we do. Thank you Satori for your design, your creativity and your energy! You are amazing!

Satori Hernandez, "The Garden" 2021 pictured with Director Yvette Benavides and Executive Director Andy Benavides

LAY-OUT
Our garden begins with 10 beds for veggies and fruits, a water catcher system, pollinator area and an open space that will serve as an outdoor classroom. 
PROGRAMMING
Scheduled cooking classes provided by Chef Jason Garcia for Briscoe students and the community will teach healthy eating. Other classes include hands on garden care, plant and herb, environmental impact, sustainability classes and demos.
Garden tours will be lead by the esteemed Los Caballeros from Briscoe Elementary. Learn more about Los Caballeros by visiting their instagram page @loscaballerosdistinguidos
 
S.M.A.R.T. intends to host annual seasonal events for community engagement and raise awareness of our program and fundraising opportunities.
Scheduled cooking classes provided by Chef Jason Garcia for Briscoe students and the community will teach healthy eating. Other classes include hands on garden care, plant and herb, environmental impact, sustainability classes and demos.
Garden tours will be lead by the esteemed Los Caballeros from Briscoe Elementary. Learn more about Los Caballeros by visiting their instagram page @loscaballerosdistinguidos
 
S.M.A.R.T. intends to host annual seasonal events for community engagement and raise awareness of our program and fundraising opportunities.
WORK DAYS
Work days will include, bed preparation, watering, maintenance, event preparation and more! 
 Click here to become a Garden volunteer!
THANK YOU
There a many to thank for the manifestation of this garden space. We are humbled and honored to have worked with this team. We would like to give special thanks to St. Henry's Church and Father Bob, Mary and Carlos. Alamo Architects' Design for Justice team for your exceptional committment to affect communities in positive ways. Sundt -  taking time to affect change on the microlevel. Metropolitan Contracting we thank you for seeding our garden with the infrastructure to make it comfortable and sustainable. Texas Green Bee and Chef Jason Garcia for your knowledge and expertise now and into the future. And our artists and Briscoe community and for all those, you know who are. We thank you for being S.M.A.R.T. With gratitude.
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