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 (HMNS)
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...

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Classroom 18 05/12/2018 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Waste Not, Want Not....Bokashi and Vermicomposting
Stop throwing your food scraps in the trash. Come learn the how tos and the benefits of bokashi and vermicomposting. Physical limitations, space limitations, deed restrictions – any number of things may limit a gardener’s ability to compost in bins or piles. However, ANY gardener or homeowner...

University of Houston, Downtown, Room A409 08/11/2018 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 09/08/2018 9:30am to 12noon
In the Garden: Fall Vegetable Planting
This introductory organic gardening class is hands on at the McGovern Centennial Family Gardens. The foundation for growing healthy, nutrient dense vegetables is healthy soil - structure, chemistry and as important are supporting microscopic soil organisms. We will demonstrate and students will part...

McGovern Centennial Family Gardens 09/26/2018 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Edible Landscapes (HMNS)
In making the most of our small spaces, it's a good idea to think about an edible landscape. This class will discuss the basics of good landscape design based on sound gardening principles and aesthetic beauty. Included will be instruction on how to design the basic components of the garden spa...

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moran Conference Room 11/17/2018 9:30 am to 11:30 am
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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. Oct. 13

Edible Academy: Lead, Share, Grow

>Sat. Oct. 27

Gardening 101: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom

>Sat. Nov. 17

Edible Landscapes (HMNS*)

>Sat. Dec. 8

Insectary Gardens: Nature's Pest Control (HMNS*)


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


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