- U.T. School of Social Work about the Grant (and R.T. Barrera)
- Roma ISD Students Enjoy a Bountiful Harvest at R.T. Barrera Garden
According to Mr. Muñoz, working in the Transforming Texas gardens teaches more than how to grow and sustain a garden. While not all children will participate in building the garden in its early stages, every student who spreads compost, plants seeds, waters the garden, or harvests ripe fruits and vegetables, will see the product of their individual and team work. He believes that the gardens teach students that with hard work and dedication you can grow your own personal success and proudly achieve your goals. He is confident that the gardens cultivate more than organic produce, but actually cultivate a sense of pride and encouragement in the students that will transfer to other areas of their lives.