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, 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, May 06
Low Volume Irrigation
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
Sat, Jun 17
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
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
Sat, Jun 24
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
Sat, Jul 15
Square Foot Gardening
Square Foot Gardening is a simple method for planting seeds in a specific way in a raised bed garden. You will learn alternative methods for making a raised bed, what soils and augmentations to utilize, and then specific planting methodologies which will allow you to maximize your garden's prod...
9:30am to 11:30am
Sat, Jul 22
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 12
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
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