Roots Break Walls

Organized by Guadalupe Prado
Concept by Josue Ramirez 

Roots Break Walls was a multidisciplinary project aiming to reach the Rio Grande Valley audience and enact narratives of abundance, interdependence, and belonging via our connection to native flora and plant systems.

We explored the context of immigration, environmentalism, family, traditions, and values. Through the development of art, a series of articles, videos, educational workshops, creative actions, and community conversations.


The workshops took place in green spaces in the Rio Grande Valley like, The National Butterfly Center, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, and The Hub of Prosperity Farm.

Tour Roots Break Walls and enjoy the work of our community. 

Workshop participant taking in the scenery at the Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas.

The Butterfly Center, Mission Texas

The workshop focused on a presentation on home remedies lead by Alexis Ramos. NEED MORE INFO. 

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands

The workshop focused on a presentation on home remedies lead by Alexis Ramos. NEED MORE INFO. 

Hub of Prosperity Farm

The workshop focused on a presentation on home remedies lead by Alexis Ramos. NEED MORE INFO. 

 Mini-doc created by Andrew Perez.

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Social Justice

Roots Break Walls Part II: Rooting Abundance

The second Roots Break Walls workshop will continue the conversation on interdependence at the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands on April 8th from 5:30 – 8 pm. Participants will learn a brief history of the native environment and learn to identify plants in our region.

Social Justice

The Radical Root

Be a radical radicle and join our Roots Break Walls Campaign! Our first workshop explores identity, conservation, and healing remedies through art and poetry. Join us on March 11th from 1-4 PM at the National Butterfly Center.