G.A.R.D.E.N.

Every home should be healthy and happy

Uprooting The Environmental Steward In Us

G.A.R.D.E.N. is leading the charge for sustainable food sources and agriculture improvements in Austin, Texas.

With a need for access to healthier foods in mind, G.A.R.D.E.N. is educating the Black and Latinx communities about all things ”green.”

"Every American child is ready for college, work and life."

2025 Urban League Empowerment Goal

Our Guidelines

AAUL’s G.A.R.D.E.N. is the seed for Black and Latinx communities to reconnect with the land for sustainable healing and nourishment.

G.

Green Thumb

Cultivate green-thumbs out of participants.

A.

Atmosphere

Create a safe atmosphere for participants to flourish and be creative in.

R.

Routine

Assist in establishing consistent routine that the group can depend on.

D.

Dependable

Are consistent positive role models that staff and participants can rely on.

E.

Empowerment

Are consistent positive role models that staff and participants can rely on.

N.

Needs

Needs of all participants are taken into account in the program.

RESILIENCY INTERNSHIP

The Environmental Steward Internship is for those who want to make a long-lasting impact in their community through mentoring and teaching others on topics in agricultural and environmental sustainability. The skills obtained in this internship can be transferred to many different occupations within these sectors. Interns will play and integral role in the creation and success in the creation of an organic urban garden and youth lead CSA at Texas Prep. The internship will offer real-world experiences for those who have a strong desire to learn through working throughout their commitment. Interns can choose between the following three options based on interest:

Operations Management

For students who have a background in agricultural or environmental science, project planning and management, leadership, public relations and the like. These interns will bring projects and workshops into fruition from the ground up. Interns will work alongside staff on event and program logistics. This role serves as a behind the scenes support for all garden programs.

Agricultural and Environmental Education

For student who have a background in agricultural or environmental sciences, education or leadership. Interns will build the afterschool curriculum for the classroom and for workshops available to the community. This role serves as the facilitators to the lessons they have created at the Texas Preparatory School and garden.

Sustainable Farming and Greenhouse Management

For students who have a background in agricultural or environmental sciences including organic production, horticulture, mapping, planning and landscape design. This role serves as the grounds planning and maintenance of Texas Prep’s small organic vegetable and pollinator Garden. Students will also focus on natural pest control methods, as well as the financial aspects of crop production including budgets, inventory, and the like for the CSA.

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