Urban Harvest Classes September - December 2020

July 31, 2020 @ 11:50AM — December 31, 2020 @ 11:50AM

FALL 2020 CLASSES (Scroll down to view class descriptions)

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Grow your own food for nutrition, taste and food security.

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Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop
26 tickets left! Available For 16 More Days!

Sat. 11/14/20, 10:00am - 12:30pm, Zoom live class by invitation

$20
Edible Landscapes
36 tickets left! Available For 9 More Days!

Sat. 11/7/20, 9:30am - 11:30am, Zoom live class by invitation

$20
Insectary Gardens – Nature's Pest Control
32 tickets left! Available For 37 More Days!

Sat. 12/5/20, 9:30am - 11:30am, Zoom live class by invitation

$20
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INTRODUCTION TO HYDROPONICS/AQUAPONICS
THUR. 9/10/20 5:00PM - 6:00PM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS - Complimentary

This class will introduce to students the basics for hydroponics and aquaponics. As well, the maintenance that is required to receive full benefits from the system is covered.

Presenter: Jeremy Peaches, Fresh Life Organic (FLO)

Jeremy Peaches is an agricultural consultant, farmer, teacher, and advocate for under served communities in Houston. He is the founder of Fresh Life Organic (FLO), as well as a Harris County extension agent for 4H & Youth Development programs. As a second-generation farmer, Jeremy not only learned from his family, but also attended Prairie View A&M University where he received a degree in agriculture. Jeremy’s visions are beyond day-to-day farming. “My dream is to create jobs for individuals who can’t obtain one. My goal is to produce carbon negative farms that are energy efficient with less inputs.”

Zoom class invitation and presentation links will be emailed to you a couple of days before the class date. There are no refunds, substitutions or recordings if you cannot attend a live class for which you signed up.

(at registration you will receive two emails, one is a receipt and the other is a registration confirmation with contact info. if you have questions)

BASIC ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING
SAT. 9/12/20, 9:30AM - 12:00PM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS, $20

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 how to select the site, build the beds, plant, care & maintain a vegetable garden. Instructor: Angela Chandler

Zoom class invitation and presentation links will be emailed to you a couple of days before the class date. There are no refunds, substitutions or recordings if you cannot attend a live class for which you signed up.

(at registration you will receive two emails, one is a receipt and the other is a registration confirmation with contact info. if you have questions)

BASIC ORGANIC GARDENING 101 SERIES
4 - TUES. 9/22; 9/29; 10/6 and 10/13/20, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
ZOOM LIVE WEBINAR SERIES – $60

This new 4-class series is designed for beginning gardeners to learn basic gardening skills and techniques in designing and siting a garden, cultivating and planting your vegetable garden in the Houston area and SE Texas.

cl 1: 9/22 essential elements in siting, designing, building your garden

cl 2: 9/29 soil, compost, fertilizer, mulch

cl 3: 10/6 growing by seed, transplants and seasonal planting guides

cl 4: 10/13 ecological pest management, weed and heat management, sustainability practices

The instructors are Urban Harvest garden educators experienced and knowledgeable in the topics covered.

The Zoom webinar class invitation link will be emailed to you a couple of days before the class date. If you don't receive it, check your spam folder. There are no refunds, substitutions or recordings if you cannot attend a live class for which you signed up.

(at registration you will receive two emails, one is a receipt and the other is a registration confirmation with contact info. if you have questions)

STARTING A COMMUNITY OR SCHOOL GARDEN WORKSHOP
SAT. 9/19/20 10:00AM - 12:30PM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS,
$20

There are many reasons for starting a community or school garden: creating a strong sense of community and stewardship; developing a community's identity and spirit; providing a space for communities to grow safe, nutritious food; teaching the next generation where their food comes from and empowering communities with the knowledge to grow their own food and offering education and support to manage the food they grow and their own health.

In this comprehensive workshop, the presenters will take you through the process of building community, setting goals and exploring funding options, to the nuts and bolts of creating the garden and helping to ensure its sustainability. Instructors: Debbie Gordon and Andrew Cobb

Zoom class invitation and presentation links will be emailed to you a couple of days before the class date. There are no refunds, substitutions or recordings if you cannot attend a live class for which you signed up.

(at registration you will receive two emails, one is a receipt and the other is a registration confirmation with contact info. if you have questions)

BASIC FRUIT TREE CARE AND PLANTING
SAT. 10/10/20 9:30AM - 12:00PM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS, $20

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 will cover temperate fruit trees, citrus, and the semi-tropical varieties that are appropriate for our area. Participants will receive a month-by-month calendar for fruit tree care - pruning, pest control, harvesting and fertilization. If you don't have enough space, fruit trees can also be grown in containers! Instructor: Angela Chandler

Zoom class invitation and presentation links will be emailed to you a couple of days before the class date. There are no refunds, substitutions or recordings if you cannot attend a live class for which you signed up.

(at registration you will receive two emails, one is a receipt and the other is a registration confirmation with contact info if you have questions)

FOOD FORESTRY GARDENING
THUR. 10/15/20, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS – Complimentary

This class will introduce students to Forest Gardening geared toward the factors specific to the Houston heat and humidity, and with inspirational examples in the Houston Area. Instructor: Mickey Kleinhenz

Zoom class invitation and presentation links will be emailed to you a couple of days before the class date. There are no refunds, substitutions or recordings if you cannot attend a live class for which you signed up.

(at registration you will receive two emails, one is a receipt and the other is a registration confirmation with contact info if you have questions)

CULINARY HERBS FOR FALL PLANTING
THUR. 10/22/20, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS – $20

This class will introduce students to culinary herbs to grow in fall in the Houston Area. The history and cultural needs of culinary herbs will also be covered. Instructor: Sherry Cruse

Zoom class invitation and presentation links will be emailed to you a couple of days before the class date. There are no refunds, substitutions or recordings if you cannot attend a live class for which you signed up.

(at registration you will receive two emails, one is a receipt and the other is a registration confirmation with contact info if you have questions)

EDIBLE LANDSCAPES
SAT. 11/7/20, 9:30AM - 11:30AM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS, $20

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 space and how to accomplish much of this through the use of food plants - from traditional vegetable crops to edible flowers, fruit trees and more. Instructor: Angela Chandler

Zoom class invitation and presentation links will be emailed to you a couple of days before the class date. There are no refunds, substitutions or recordings if you cannot attend a live class for which you signed up.

(at registration you will receive two emails, one is a receipt and the other is a registration confirmation with contact info. if you have questions)

STARTING A COMMUNITY OR SCHOOL GARDEN WORKSHOP
SAT. 11/14/20 10:00AM - 12:30PM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS, $20

There are many reasons for starting a community or school garden: creating a strong sense of community and stewardship; developing a community's identity and spirit; providing a space for communities to grow safe, nutritious food; teaching the next generation where their food comes from and empowering communities with the knowledge to grow their own food and offering education and support to manage the food they grow and their own health.

In this comprehensive workshop, the presenters will take you through the process of building community, setting goals and exploring funding options, to the nuts and bolts of creating the garden and helping to ensure its sustainability. Instructors: Debbie Gordon and Andrew Cobb

Zoom class invitation and presentation links will be emailed to you a couple of days before the class date. There are no refunds, substitutions or recordings if you cannot attend a live class for which you signed up.

(at registration you will receive two emails, one is a receipt and the other is a registration confirmation with contact info if you have questions)

INSECTARY GARDENS: NATURE'S PEST CONTROL
SAT. 12/5/20, 9:30AM - 11:30AM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS
$20

Insectaries are fascinating gardens – in bloom much of the time, and alive with some of nature’s most interesting creatures! Organic gardeners depend on beneficial insects as one of our front line defenses against pest species. Yet how do we invite them to choose our gardens as their home and hunting ground? Beneficials are attracted to a specific ecosystem that provides food and habitat and supports their reproduction. Learn to create pocket insectaries that include all of the plants and amenities required to attract beneficials and keep them in your garden. You can create a pocket insectary in a container and move it anywhere you see a pest problem arising. Instructor: Angela Chandler

Zoom class invitation and presentation links will be emailed to you a couple of days before the class date. There are no refunds, substitutions or recordings if you cannot attend a live class for which you signed up.

(at registration you will receive two emails, one is a receipt and the other is a registration confirmation with contact info. if you have questions)