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Growing Organic Vegetables Series

In a total of 25 hours of instruction, this series covers everything you want to know about growing vegetables. Topics include the advantages of organic and ecological approaches over chemicals; vegetable garden design; irrigation and drainage; soil fertility, mulches and composts; organic pest control; seeds, transplants, where to get them and how to plant them. The last half is a detailed discussion of selecting, growing and using the many varieties of vegetables, annual herbs, and melons. Those who complete the class will become certified Organic Vegetable Specialists. This is a series of ten classes and may not be taken individually. Assignments for the class include the reading of Dr. Bob Randall's book, Year Round Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers for Metro-Houston. Cost of the book is $50 for non-members and $35 for members. We highly recommend that you join Urban Harvest before signing up for this class as it will provide substantial savings. Thursdays, from 6:30pm-9pm, beginning with Class 1 January 19, 2017/Class 2 January 26, 2017/ Class 3 February 9, 2017/ Class 4 February 23, 2017/ Class 5 March 9, 2017/ Class 6 March 23, 2017/ Class 7 April 6, 2017/ Class 8 April 20, 2017/Class 9 May 4, 2017/ Class 10 May 18, 2017. For an in depth schedule go to the "classes" tab at the top of the Urban Harvest website, select "certificate courses," and then "Growing Organic Vegetable Series." There are no refunds on classes.

Venue   Indoor
Credits  
StartDate   01/19/2017
StartTime   6:30 pm
EndDate   05/18/2017
EndTime   9:00 pm
Instructors   Bob Randall, PhD and Gary Edmondson
InstructorsBio   Dr. Bob Randall is the author of Year Round Vegetables, Fruits, and Flowers for Metro-Houston, 12th edition. He was one of eight Urban Harvest Cofounders in 1994, and retired in 2008 after 21 years heading Houston’s community gardening programs. Bob has been an avid gardener for 50 years. He has used permaculture for 30 years and became a certified permaculture designer in 1996. Gary Edmondson, the former Director of Education at Urban Harvest, has been assisting in the building of school and community gardens since 2001. Gary retired in 2016, as training coordinator with the non profit Plant It Forward Farms that works with setting up urban farms for Congolese refugees in the Houston area.
Location   University of Houston, Central Campus, McElhinney Hall, Room 106
Address   approximate - Wheeler Ave/Cullen 77004, on University of Houston Central Campus.
Directions   I-45 S, exit Cullen, go south, enter University of Houston campus, proceed through Elgin, Holman, Entrance 14 and Entrance 13, Cougar Place, turn left at Wheeler, take first right into driveway - park to the left of Lot 9C(although it says permit required, we have permission) Follow Urban Harvest signs back to Wheeler at Cullen. Walk north along Cullen, pass entrance 13 Cougar Village and follow the Urban Harvest signs to the classroom


Non-member Price $330.00
Member Price $230.00