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Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop

CLASS IS FULL, PLEASE NO WALK INS 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 education and support to manage the food they grow and their own health. In this comprehensive workshop, the presenters will take you through the process of building community, setting goals and exploring funding options, to the nuts and bolts of creating the garden and helping to ensure its sustainability. Morning snacks and drinks will be provided - please bring your own sack lunch. PLEASE NOTE: Registration check in is from 8:30 -8:45. Workshop to start at 8:45am with introductions. There are no refunds on classes.

Venue   Indoor
StartDate   09/22/2018
StartTime   8:30 am
EndDate   09/22/2018
EndTime   2:30 pm
Instructors   Terry Garner, Philippa Johnstone, Andrew Cobb
InstructorsBio   Terry Garner is the Palm Center community garden coordinator. Terry is retired as the City of Houston's community gardens coordinator. Philippa Johnstone has an undergraduate in sustainability from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She created and taught the school gardening and sustainability program at KIPP Liberation Academy Middle School. She is a certified Permaculture Designer who consults and builds vegetable and habitat gardens. Andrew Cobb has been installing sustainable and permaculture gardens in Houston since 2013. He received his Permaculture Designers Certificate from the Possibility Alliance in 2015. In addition to gardening, Andrew does fermentation classes and is an community activist with West Street Recovery helping homeowners rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.
Location   University of St. Thomas, O'Rourke Bldg
Address   3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Directions   Bldg: O'Rourke #3 on map, near corner of Alabama and Yoakum. Park in the adjacent parking lot or on the street.

Price $20.00