Summer Interns Transform Community Gardens at Mission Milby Community Center



Port summer interns working at community garden event.

12 weeks, 15 interns and more than 30,000 pounds of soil, mulch and sand. This year’s summer intern project was a true test of team work, as Port Houston interns successfully completed a total transformation of the community gardens at Mission Milby Community Center.

Mission Milby Community Center is located in the heart of Houston’s Pecan Park and has been
serving the local community since 1926. As part of the community project, the interns designed
an entirely new garden layout, complete with raised garden beds, recreational green space and
an outdoor learning classroom.

Their idea was to create shared space that would bring together schools and community groups
for the purpose of helping sustain, promote and connect the community in Houston’s East End.

In addition to the day-to-day work, the interns were able to tap into support from organizations such as
the Growing Roots East End Network, Urban Harvest and Houston Wilderness. “We are very proud of all
the time, energy and hard work that this group of interns dedicated to this project,” said Port Houston Manager of Community Relations and Events Garret Berg.

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