Gardening and nutrition education for youth is vital to cultivating healthy kids and healthy communities. In addition to adult gardening classes, Urban Harvest has an extensive Youth Education program. We offer advice, education and services to provide parents, teachers and administrators with information to build and maintain a successful and sustainable school garden program.
Urban Harvest also has school partnerships to develop outdoor classrooms including programming with an Urban Harvest garden educator and project management. Garden education programs are delivered after school or during school to enrich curriculum. Standard subjects include social studies, math, science and language arts. In addition, we explore nutrition, food systems and native habitats and ecosystems at elementary and middle schools in the Houston and Spring Branch ISDs.
Volunteer times for the Urban Harvest Teaching Garden:
SUMMER: July & August 2017
Every Thursday, 9am-12pm
This is a great volunteer activity for parents and their school-age children, teens looking for community service hours & neighbors who want to improve their "hands on" gardening skills! Activities include cultivating, planting & harvesting. Individual volunteers are welcome to show up during hours listed. Gregory-Lincoln Education Center, 1101 Taft St.
Please wear closed toe shoes, long pants, hat and bring a reusable water bottle.
To volunteer with groups of five or more, please email us or call 713.880.5540.