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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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Designing Our Green Homes and Communities Through Permaculture (Series)
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1 & 2 are prerequisites for any part of this module. In a world of climate change threats and unstable oil producing regions, it is essential that our homes and communities change to become more energy efficient. This course helps us get there. Designing ...

University of Houston, Central Campus, McElhinney Hall, Room 106 02/04/2017 to 03/12/2017 see description
Restoring Nature Through Permaculture (Series)
This four class module is open to anyone who has completed our prerequisite classes: Sustainable Living Through Permaculture classes 1 & 2. Offered in October and January. No ecology or nature training is necessary. In this module we will combine nature study at area prairies, woodlands, and wat...

Japhet Creek Community Classroom 03/26/2017 to 04/23/2017 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Low Volume Irrigation
A garden that conserves precious water resources is a rewarding investment. Keeping water on our property is good for our gardens, as well as the health of the city's water supply. Through micro or low volume irrigation, we can eliminate water runoff into the street and water more deeply for he...

University of St. Thomas, Strake Hall, Room 107 05/06/2017 9:30am to 11:30am
Permaculture Design Certification Tutorial/Graduation
This module is for students who have completed the other four permaculture modules. Students will meet with permaculture graduates (mentors) to discuss their design project. Students will work on their own with guidance from one or more mentors to prepare a design of a permaculture project on a topi...

Private Residence: Near Hillcroft and West Bellfort 05/21/2017 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1: SLTP 1
The design principles of Permaculture (PC) are explained, observed and illustrated in a series of breakout sessions at a home and garden remodeled to reflect PC sustainability principles. This garden is set up with cisterns, many types of fruits, vegetables, habitat plants, a small area for collecti...

Suburban orchard and residence 09/24/2017 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 2: SLTP 2
In this classroom presentation, we carefully explore principles demonstrated in Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1 (SL 1), look at issues connected with larger rural sites, and begin the design of a farm/home site that connects and integrates food with housing and nature. SLPC 2 is designed t...

University of Houston, Central Campus, Charles McElhinney Hall, Room 106 10/01/2017 12:30 pm to 5:30pm
Designing Bountiful Gardens Through Permaculture (series)
Designing Bountiful Gardens is the Fall permaculture series of classes that is open to anyone who has completed the prerequisite classes of Sustainable Living 1 and 2. Knowledge of gardening is not needed. This module is over 6 Sundays totaling 30 class hours. Pre-registration is required. The price...

University of Houston, Central Campus, Charles McElhinney Hall, Room 106 10/08/2017 to 11/19/2017
Ancient Art of Fermentation
Come learn the ancient art of wild fermentation at the market! It’s a simple way to preserve food, harvest local probiotics, spread food cultures, and get creative with your food. In this short introductory class, we will cover the basics of the fermentation, taste homemade ferments, and get our ha...

Urban Harvest Farmers Market at Eastside 10/14/2017 8:30am to 10:30am
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