Lettuce Live is an urban farm project focused on areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables and other foods that make up the full range of a healthy diet. The venture is designed to educate students and the community as a whole about the importance of healthy eating by developing small urban farms and community gardens. Through these gardens we equip individuals with the knowledge and resources to address their family’s nutritional plan, thus creating a solid foundation for healthy living.
UP’s founder Karena Poke is a certified Master Gardener through the AgriLife Extension at Texas A&M. As a trained horticulture specialist she teaches elementary school students in Spring ISD and Houston Independent ISD. She volunteers weekly at Memorial Herman as a Master Gardener. There she works with psychiatrists and psychologist to promote healing through gardening and plant-related projects. Poke also volunteers at Methodist Hospital Pain & Recovery Center where she assists and guides patients with activities in the garden or greenhouse located at the center.
To learn more about the Lettuce Live Urban Farm Project visit www.lettucelive.org