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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 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   12/01/2018
StartTime   8:30 am
EndDate   12/01/2018
EndTime   2:30 pm
Instructors   Terry Garner, Debbie Gordon, Andrew Cobb
InstructorsBio   Terry Garner is the Palm Center community garden coordinator. Terry is retired as the City of Houston's community gardens coordinator. Debbie Gordon has been a member of Westbury Community Garden since 2013 and served as Vice President for 2 years. She currently serves as the volunteer coordinator, outreach chairperson, website and DB administrator, event planning and fund raising committee member. 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. The week after Hurricane Harvey, Andrew with a few other activists, helped start a non-profit called West Street Recovery. This is a self described grassroots mutual aid group that works in communities that have little power or resources working alongside homeowners to rebuild their homes.
Location   University of Houston, Downtown, Room A625
Address   201 Girard Street, Houston, TX 77002
Directions   Enter the campus off of Travis (one way going north).The entrance into the visitor parking garage is off Girard Street on the northwest corner of the campus. Upon entering the parking garage, press the button to receive an entry ticket. Parking is $8.00, except those attending the class will have their ticket validated. Follow the signage into the building and to the classroom.

Price $20.00