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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 education and support to manage the food they grow and their own health. In this 4 hour comprehensive workshop, the presenters will take you through the process of building community, setting goals and exploring funding options, to the nuts and bolts of creating the garden and helping to ensure its sustainability. Morning snacks and drinks will be provided - please bring your own sack lunch. The last portion of the class will include a tour of Plant It Forward Farm located near the campus. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is from 8:30 -8:45. Workshop to start at 8:45. There are no refunds on classes.

Venue   Indoor
StartDate   11/04/2017
StartTime   8:30am
EndDate   11/04/2017
EndTime   2:30pm
Instructors   Dawn Newcomer, Philippa Johnstone, Andrew Cobb
InstructorsBio   Dawn Newcomer, a 30+ year home gardener, is Urban Harvest's community gardens coordinator. She has a masters degree in advertising and a graduate of the Community Development Institute. Philippa Johnstone has an undergraduate in sustainability from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She created and teaches the school gardening and sustainability program at KIPP Liberation Academy Middle School. Andrew Cobb has been installing sustainable and permaculture gardens in Houston since 2013. He received his Permaculture Design Certificate from the Possibility Alliance in 2015. He is currently working with Wheatley High School's Wildcat Garden and Laughing Frog Farm.
Location   University of St. Thomas, Room 201,Jerabeck Athletic Center
Address   3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Directions   Classroom: Bldg #30
Parking   is available in Moran Garage (campus map: #26), corner of West Alabama and Graustark Street; there may be a $2 charge. There are also parking lots at the corner of Yoakum & W. Alabama and Branard & Montrose. Street parking is available; please observe city no parking signs.

Price $20.00