The Texas Wesleyan University Enactus team has just returned from the regional competition in Dallas, Texas where they were chosen to advance to the USA National Expo in May.
Their Enactus project, the PolyWes Gardens, is a community garden in the Polytech Heights area providing local residents access to fresh food. According to the USDA, this area qualifies as a food desert (access to fresh food is a mile or greater from this community). This project is multi-faceted, in that, it will meet a need (fresh food), partner Texas Wesleyan University with local groups (Boys and Girls Club and Polytech High School) to maintain the garden, stimulate economic activity through sale of the produce at a local Farmers Market and ultimately continue to revitalize the area. Receiving a trophy and opportunity to advance was a great first step for this team, not to mention also receiving the Rookie of the Year award.
The Texas Wesleyan University Enactus team members:
Among their competitors the University of Houston, East Central University, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Woman's University and Prairie View A&M University.