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 Citrus in Houston & SE Texas(HMNS)
Citrus trees bear fruit abundantly and deliciously for many years. They are evergreens and have fragrant flowers, attract North America's largest butterfly and are a good bird habitat. Explore the types of citrus available, best varieties for flavor and production, how to obtain them and grow t...

Museum of Natural Science, Moran Conference Hall 12/02/2017 9:30 am to 11:30 am
FREE Citrus Fest
Expert Dr. Bob Randall will answer all of your questions regarding planting and care of citrus trees in Houston. Enjoy citrus tastings.

Urban Harvest Eastside Farmers Market 12/09/2017 8:00am to 12noon
Fruit Tree Training and Pruning (SERIES of 3 Classes)
This series consists of three classes that will start with a two and a half hour lecture style class designed to teach you the principles of pruning and training your fruit trees. The following two classes will be held at a private home orchard and will teach you to prune all of the basic fruits tha...

class 1 - University of St. Thomas, Strake Hall, Room 106 02/10/2018 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Growing Fruit Trees in a Small Space (HMNS)
These techniques will allow homeowners with the smallest urban lots to grow fruitful gardens of increased variety and beauty. This system, also known as high density orchard, enables the urban gardener to quadruple the variety of fruit they can grow without buying a single square foot of land. Maint...

Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moran Conference Hall 02/10/2018 9:30am to 11:30am
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...

Houston Museum of Natural Science, Classroom 10/06/2018 9:30am to 12:00 noon
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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. July 21

Fall Vegetable Gardening (HMNS*)

>Sat. Aug 11

Waste Not, Want Not - Bokashi and Vermicomposting

>Sat. Sept 8
Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening (HMNS*)

>Sat. Sept 22

Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop


*class ticket allows you to tour museum's permanent exhibits


View our CLASSES CALENDAR for additional classes.