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, Sep 23
Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening
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 11:30am
Sun, Sep 24
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...
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sun, Oct 01
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 5:30pm
Sun, Oct 08
Designing Bountiful Gardens Through Permaculture (series)
Designing Bountiful Gardens is the Fall permaculture series of classes that is open to anyone who has completed the prerequisite classes of Sustainable Living 1 and 2. Knowledge of gardening is not needed. This module is over 6 Sundays totaling 30 class hours. Pre-registration is required. The price...
Sat, Oct 14
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
Sat, Oct 14
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 10:30am
Sat, Oct 14
Dig Into Fall Gardening at 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 04
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
Sat, Nov 18
Edible Landscapes (HMNS)
Whether you live in a house with a lawn, a patio home or townhouse with a courtyard, you can grow your own fruit, vegetables and flowers and still have a lovely yard.This class will discuss the basics of good landscape design based on sound gardening principles and aesthetic beauty. Included will be...
9:30 am to 11:30 am
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