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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   06/16/2018
StartTime   8:30 am
EndDate   06/16/2018
EndTime   2:30 pm
Instructors   Terry Garner, Philippa Johnstone, Andrew Cobb
InstructorsBio   Terry Garner is the Palm Center community garden coordinator. Terry is retired as the City of Houston's community gardens coordinator. 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 Designers Certificate from the Possibility Alliance in 2015. The week after Hurricane Harvey, Andrew with a few other activists, helped start a non-profit called West Street Recovery. This is a self described grassroots mutual aid group that works in communities that have little power or resources working alongside homeowners to rebuild their homes.
Location   University of St. Thomas, Room TBD
Address   3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Directions   Parking is available in Moran Garage (campus map: #26), corner of West Alabama and Graustark Street; there may be a $2 charge. There are parking lots at corner of West Alabama and Yoakum and Branard and Montrose.

Price $20.00

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