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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Square Foot Gardening
Square Foot Gardening is a simple method for planting seeds in a specific way in a raised bed garden. However, this class is designed for Houston's deluge/drought rainfall, heat and humidity; information not included on the internet when you read about square foot gardening. You will learn alte...

University of St. Thomas, Malloy Hall, Room 014 07/15/2017 9:30am to 11:30am
Gardening 101 for Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom Workshop
In this 3 hour workshop, participants will learn gardening basics and garden nutrition education.. Participants will be introduced to methods of growing vegetables in the Houston climate. Topics, such as gardening basics, planting and planting demonstrations, as well as care and maintenance of the...

Blackshear Elementary 10/28/2017 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Edible Landscapes (HMNS)
Whether you live in a house with a lawn, a patio home or townhouse with a courtyard, you can grow your own fruit, vegetables and flowers and still have a lovely yard.This class will discuss the basics of good landscape design based on sound gardening principles and aesthetic beauty. Included will be...

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moran Hall 11/18/2017 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening (HMNS)
This is an introductory class to growing vegetables organically in Houston, with all of its climate challenges. Growing your own food can be rewarding in many ways---a healthy family activity, fresh air and exercise, as well as better food quality and lower food costs. In this class, you will learn ...

Houston Museum of Natural Science, Classroom 02/24/2018 9:30am to 12noon
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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


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

Growing Organic Vegetables Series

> Sat. Jan. 20
Basic Fruit Tree Care and Planting
> Sat. Feb. 10
Fruit Tree Training and Pruning
> Sat. Jan. 21
Sustainable Living Thru Permaculture

View our CLASSES CALENDAR for additional classes.