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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Sat, May 12
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)FULL
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
Mon, May 14
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...
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wed, May 16
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...
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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
Sat, Jun 16
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
Tue, Jun 19
The Edible Academy: Cultivating the Outdoor ClassroomFULL
This three-day workshop will provide classroom educators, 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 basic cooking techniques that support TEKS objectives in earth science, s...
8:00am to 3:00pm
Sat, Jul 21
Fall Vegetable Gardening (HMNS)
After the dog days of summer comes the perfect time to toss together iron rich salad greens, sauté veggie shish kabobs or simmer hardy vegetable soups that your whole family will enjoy. One advantage of living in Houston is how easy it is to grow vegetables in the fall and winter seasons. Think you ...
9:30am to 12noon
Sat, Aug 11
Waste Not, Want Not....Bokashi and Vermicomposting
Stop throwing your food scraps in the trash. Come learn the how tos and the benefits of bokashi and vermicomposting. Physical limitations, space limitations, deed restrictions – any number of things may limit a gardener’s ability to compost in bins or piles. However, ANY gardener or homeowner...
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Sat, Sep 08
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
Sat, Oct 06
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 12:00 noon
Sat, Oct 13
Lead, Share, Grow in the Cultivated Classroom
This 3-hour workshop will provide classroom teachers, parents, community volunteers 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 the core ...
9:00am to 12:00pm
Sat, Nov 17
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
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FEATURED CLASSES

>Sat. July 21

Fall Vegetable Gardening (HMNS*)

>Sat. Aug 11

Waste Not, Want Not - Bokashi and Vermicomposting

>Sat. Sept 8
Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening (HMNS*)

 

*class ticket allows you to tour museum's permanent exhibits

 

 
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