DATE:
Thursday, March 21, 2024

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Mind Your Garden

3815 Timberline Dr. | Fort Worth, TX

Cost: $30 for WE Members / $35 for Non-Members / $15 for Students

Mind Your Garden and Feed Your Soul

Piloted in 2020 by North Texas Healthy Community, the Culled Produce Recovery Project brings together a grocery chain, a transporter of compostable materials, and small urban farms such as Mind Your Garden to address food waste, overtaxed landfills and food insecurity. Learn more about the Culled Produce Recovery Program and the work of Mind Your Garden. Enjoy healthy morning fare.

Founders:

Steven Nuñez, a first-generation college student and veteran, has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is an alumnus of the Archi’s Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, a certified permaculture designer, serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs at UT Arlington and is also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Ursula Nuñez is a Fort Worth Native, first-generation college student, mother of two, and is passionate about nature and wellness. She earned a Master of Science in Sustainability from UT Arlington, a Bachelor of Arts in Bilingual Education from Texas Wesleyan University and is a certified permaculture designer. Currently, she is a graduate student at Texas Christian University studying Precision Agriculture through the College of Science and Engineering.

Mission Statement of Mind Your Garden:

Mind Your Garden (MYG) is an urban farm located in Southeast Fort Worth. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers its community a food desert. Steven and Ursula’s families struggle with food-related diseases, which are common in areas with little to no access to fresh and healthy food. Their mission is to support the creation of healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities through farming, social engagement, and self-sufficiency training and education.

DATE:
Thursday, April 11, 2024

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Learn at Embassy Suites

3100 Town Center Trail | Denton, TX | 76201
Meet at Houlihan’s

Cost: $40 for WE Members / $45 for Non-Members / $15 for Students

Join us as we hear from General Manager, Jeff Pritts, as he shares about Embassy Suites’ LEED Gold Certification & their commitment to environmental sustainability & community engagement. A tour of the hotel follows lunch.

About our Host:

Jeff Pritts has worked in the hotel and lodging industry for over 30 years. He is currently the opening General Manager of the four-diamond, two-time Connie Award-winning Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center managed by O’Reilly Hospitality. The hotel has remained in the top 1% of all Embassy Suites in service since opening in 2017.

As part of the hotel industry, Jeff has built an award-winning team while showcasing sustainable business practices in a large-scale hotel and convention center. The Gold Leed Certified Embassy recently added an additional 1500 solar panels and multiple rooftop beehives to name a few of their green successes. The Denton Embassy team partners closely with multiple local non-profits to extend their reach into the community. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family and traveling off the beaten path whenever possible.

About LEED:

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program used worldwide. Developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), it includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods, which aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.

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