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 2017:


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Sat, Jan 28
Basic Fruit Tree Care and Planting (HMNS)
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 11:30am
Sun, Jan 29
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 04
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 11
Growing Great Tomatoes (HMNS)
Learn about late spring and summer organic gardening, including tomatoes, in metro Houston -- what varieties to plant and when, soil preparation, fertilization, seed planting, transplanting, trellising and pest management. This class will cover types and varieties of vegetables that can be planted, ...
9:30am to 11:30am
Sat, Feb 11
Fruit Tree Training and Pruning (SERIES of 3 Classes)FULL
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 25
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, Mar 04
Growing Fruit Trees in a Small Space
These techniques will allow homeowners with 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. Maintenance is mad...
9:30am to 11:30am
Sun, Mar 19
Permaculture Design Certification Tutorial/Graduation
This module is for students who have completed the other four permaculture modules. Students will meet with permaculture graduates (mentors) to discuss their design project. Students will work on their own with guidance from one or more mentors to prepare a design of a permaculture project on a topi...
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sat, Mar 25
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
Sun, Mar 26
Restoring Nature Through Permaculture (Series)
This four class module is open to anyone who has completed our prerequisite classes: Sustainable Living Through Permaculture classes 1 & 2. Offered in October and January. No ecology or nature training is necessary. In this module we will combine nature study at area prairies, woodlands, and wat...
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sat, Apr 01
Warm Weather Gardening
Learn what varieties to plant and when, soil prep, fertilization, seed planting, transplanting and trellising. This class will cover the types and varieties of vegetables that can be planted in late spring through summer. There are no refunds on classes.
9:30am to 11:30am
Sat, May 06
Water-Wise Gardening
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...
9:30am to 11:30am
Wed, Jun 21
The Edible Academy: Cultivating the Outdoor Classroom Workshop
This two-day workshop will provide classroom teachers, parents and garden coordinators with hands-on experience that will help you use your Outdoor Classroom as an exciting educational tool! Explore lessons in gardening and culinary arts that support TEKS objectives in earth science, social studies,...
8:00am to 3:00pm
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