Upcoming Classes

 

Below is a chronological listing of classes. The class titles are hyperlinked, so click on the class name to go directly to its individual page to register. To enter a search for a particular class or to peruse classes by subject areas please visit the Classes Homepage.

 
 

Classes for 2018:

 

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Date Class Time
Thu, Jan 18
Growing Organic Vegetables Series
In a total of 25 hours of instruction, this series covers everything you want to know about growing vegetables. Topics include the advantages of organic and ecological approaches over chemicals; vegetable garden design; irrigation and drainage; soil fertility, mulches and composts; organic pest cont...
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Sat, Jan 20
Basic Fruit Tree Care and PlantingFULL
This class will teach you the basics of fruit tree selection, planting, care, and maintenance. Fruit trees are wonderful additions to the urban landscape with beautiful flowers, fragrance, and the reward of organically grown fruits. They support pollinators and can provide habitat for birds. We wi...
9:30am to 12:00 noon
Sun, Jan 21
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1: SLTP 1FULL
The design principles of Permaculture (PC) are explained, observed and illustrated in a series of breakout sessions at a home and garden remodeled to reflect PC sustainability principles. This garden is set up with cisterns, many types of fruits, vegetables, habitat plants, a small area for collecti...
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sun, Jan 28
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 2: SLTP 2
In this classroom presentation, we carefully explore principles demonstrated in Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1 (SL 1), look at issues connected with larger rural sites, and begin the design of a farm/home site that connects and integrates food with housing and nature. SLPC 2 is designed t...
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Sat, Feb 03
Designing Our Green Homes and Communities Through Permaculture (Series)
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1 & 2 are prerequisites for any part of this module. In a world of climate change threats and unstable oil producing regions, it is essential that our homes and communities change to become more energy efficient. This course helps us get there. Designing ...
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Sat, Feb 10
Growing Fruit Trees in a Small Space (HMNS)
These techniques will allow homeowners with the smallest urban lots to grow fruitful gardens of increased variety and beauty. This system, also known as high density orchard, enables the urban gardener to quadruple the variety of fruit they can grow without buying a single square foot of land. Maint...
9:30am to 11:30am
Sat, Feb 10
Fruit Tree Training and Pruning (SERIES of 3 Classes)
This series consists of three classes that will start with a two and a half hour lecture style class designed to teach you the principles of pruning and training your fruit trees. The following two classes will be held at a private home orchard and will teach you to prune all of the basic fruits tha...
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Sat, Feb 17
Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop
There are many reasons for starting a community garden: creating a strong sense of community and stewardship; developing a community’s identity and spirit; providing a space for communities to grow safe, nutritious food; empowering communities with the knowledge to grow their own food and offering e...
8:30am to 2:30pm
Sat, Feb 24
Ancient Art of Fermentation
Come learn the ancient art of wild fermentation at the market! It’s a simple way to preserve food, harvest local probiotics, spread food cultures, and get creative with your food. In this short introductory class, we will cover the basics of the fermentation, taste homemade ferments, and get our ha...
8:30am to 11:00am
Sat, Feb 24
Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening (HMNS)
This is an introductory class to growing vegetables organically in Houston, with all of its climate challenges. Growing your own food can be rewarding in many ways---a healthy family activity, fresh air and exercise, as well as better food quality and lower food costs. In this class, you will learn ...
9:30am to 12noon
Tue, Feb 27
Making Houston a Resilient City: Flooding, Carbon and Food (HMNS)
This lecture will focus on the challenges and opportunities that lie before Houston, a key city in the global response to changing weather patterns, emerging economies and changing consumer preferences and needs. The future of Houston as a serious competitor in the global marketplace lies in many o...
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Sat, Apr 21
Edible Landscapes (HMNS)
In making the most of our small spaces, it's a good idea to think about an edible landscape. This class will discuss the basics of good landscape design based on sound gardening principles and aesthetic beauty. Included will be instruction on how to design the basic components of the garden spa...
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Sat, Apr 28
Ancient Art of Fermentation
Come learn the ancient art of wild fermentation at the market! It’s a simple way to preserve food, harvest local probiotics, spread food cultures, and get creative with your food. In this short introductory class, we will cover the basics of the fermentation, taste homemade ferments, and get our ha...
8:30am to 11:00am
Sat, May 12
Square Foot Gardening (HMNS)
Square Foot Gardening is a simple method for planting seeds in a specific way in a raised bed garden. However, this class is designed for Houston's deluge/drought rainfall, heat and humidity; information not included on the internet when you read about square foot gardening. You will learn alte...
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Sat, May 19
Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop
There are many reasons for starting a community garden: creating a strong sense of community and stewardship; developing a community’s identity and spirit; providing a space for communities to grow safe, nutritious food; empowering communities with the knowledge to grow their own food and offering e...
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sat, Jun 09
Low Volume Irrigation (HMNS)
A garden that conserves precious water resources is a rewarding investment. Keeping water on our property is good for our gardens, as well as the health of the city's water supply. Through micro or low volume irrigation, we can eliminate water runoff into the street and water more deeply for he...
9:30 am to 11:30 am
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