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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Wed, Jun 21
The Edible Academy: Learning in the Outdoor Classroom
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, Jul 15
Square Foot Gardening
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...
9:30am 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, Sep 09
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, 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, 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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