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 07
Fruit Tree Pre-Sale Talk
INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. $5 cash at the door. This class is for anyone who wants to plant fruit trees in their yard and intends to purchase them at the Urban Harvest fruit tree sale, the largest most diverse sale in the nation, which will be held Saturday, January 14, 201...
9:30am to 12:00 noon
Thu, Jan 19
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
Sun, Jan 22
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1: SLTP 1
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
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
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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>Sat.  Feb. 25

Edible Landscapes (HMNS*)

>Sat.  Mar. 4

Growing Fruit Trees in a Small Space

> Sat. Mar. 4, Apr. 8
& May 13

Fresh Start 2 -- FREE Gardening Classes


* includes museum admission



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