Teaching Houstonians to grow.



Every year, Urban Harvest conducts approximately 50-60 classes on a variety of subjects ranging from caring for fruit trees to living sustainably through permaculture priniciples. Many of these satisfy continuing education requirements for certain professionals. Classes are offered at a variety of locations around the city, in classrooms and at garden sites. Many of our classes have size limits so register early to reserve your space and to ensure that you receive your electronic handout. Check here frequently for classes of interest to you. The classes are listed chronologically on our Classes Calendar.

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Growing Great Tomatoes (HMNS)
Learn about late spring and summer organic gardening, including tomatoes, in metro Houston -- what varieties to plant and when, soil preparation, fertilization, seed planting, transplanting, trellising and pest management. This class will cover types and varieties of vegetables that can be planted, ...

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moran Conference Hall 02/11/2017 9:30am to 11:30am
Spring Vegetable Gardening
Learn what varieties to plant and when, soil prep, fertilization, seed planting, transplanting and trellising. This class will cover the types and varieties of vegetables that can be planted in late spring through summer. There are no refunds on classes.

University of Houston, Central Campus, Charles McElhinney Hall, Room 106 04/01/2017 9:30am to 11:30am
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 ...

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moran Conference Hall 07/22/2017 9:30am to 12noon
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 cont...

University of Houston, Central Campus, McElhinney Hall, Room TBD 01/18/2018 to 05/17/2018 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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What people are saying:


"This class was very informative and the instructor as well as other Urban Harvest representatives were very welcoming."

Student from the Community Engagement class


"Everything was brand-new info for me since I am a beginner – I felt everything was very clear."

Student from Planning for the Fall Vegetable Garden class


> Sat. Dec. 2

Growing Citrus in Houston and SE Texas (HMNS)

> Sat. Dec. 9
FREE Citrus Fest

> Sat. Dec. 16
Ancient Art of Fermentation

> Thur. Jan. 18, 2018 (10 classes start until 5/17)
Growing Organic Vegetables Series

View our CLASSES CALENDAR for additional classes.