Urban Harvest Classes January 2021 - May 2021

November 19, 2020 @ 11:28AM — May 31, 2021 @ 11:28AM Central Time (US & Canada)

WINTER AND SPRING 2021 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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RESTORING NATURE THROUGH PERMACULTURE CLASS SERIES

3 - SUNDAYS: MARCH: 3/28 & APRIL: 4/11/21, 4/18/2021
ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION $115

This three class module is open to anyone who has completed our prerequisite classes: Sustainable Living Through Permaculture classes 1 & 2. No ecology or nature training is necessary. In this module we will combine nature study of area prairies, woodlands, and watersheds, along with the exploration of restoration permaculture and its implications for sustaining our planet.

Sundays, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

#1 Sun, Mar. 28
#2 Sun, Aprl.11
#3 Sun, Apr. 18

The Zoom 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)

BASIC ORGANIC GARDENING 101 SERIES
4 - TUES. Mar 30; April 6; April 13; April 20, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS SERIES BY INVITATION– $60

This 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.

Class 1, 3/30: Essential elements in siting, designing, building your garden
Class 2, 4/6: Soil, compost, fertilizer, mulch
Class 3, 4/13: Growing by seed, transplants and seasonal planting guides
Class 4, 4/20: 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 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.


EDIBLE LANDSCAPES
SAT. 4/17/21, 9:30AM - 11:30AM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION
$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.

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)

SMALL SCALE COMPOSTING SPONSORED BY MOONSHOT COMPOST

WED. 4/21/2021 6:00PM - 7:00PM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION

$20

Want to start composting but don't know where to start? Composting your kitchen scraps is easy, and a great way to fertilize your garden. In this class, we teach you the basics of composting and how to get started in your very own backyard today! If you want to reduce food waste, become more sustainable, and help to heal the earth one banana peel at a time, then this class is for you.

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 email naomi@urbanharvest.org)

IN THE GARDEN: SUMMER VEGETABLE PLANTING
TUE. 5/4/21, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION
$20

This class is for newer gardeners. We will demonstrate through a mix of videos and photos of the top down soil building of using compost, slow release fertilizer and mulch, as well as planting seeds and transplants.

The foundation for growing healthy, nutrient dense vegetables is healthy soil - structure, chemistry and supporting microscopic soil organisms. The basics of growing vegetables will be covered in the presentation, with the handout providing what vegetable varieties to plant in the summer gardens.

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)

SQUARE FOOT GARDENING
SAT. 5/8/2021 9:30AM - 11:00AM
ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION, $20

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 alternative methods for making a raised bed, what soils and augmentations to utilize, and then specific planting methodologies which will allow you to maximize your garden's productivity in a small space.

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)

FRUIT TREE CARE AND PRUNING FOR SUMMER

WED. 5/12/2021, 6:00PM – 7:30PM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION

$20

To prune or not to prune. Pruning for plants is not like a haircut for us humans. Pruning can mean the difference between a flourishing healthy plant that bears bountiful fruit or one that lags behind. Pruning can also be used to help plants recover from both biotic and abiotic stresses. This class will cover how, when and why to make cuts, as well as the proper tools for the job.

PRESENTER: Justin Duncan has a BS in Agronomy from Prairie View A&M University, an 1890 Land Grant Institution, and an MS in Plant Breeding from Texas A&M University. Justin has spent years figuring out the nuts-and-bolts of successful organic farming in the humid South, concentrating mainly on sweet potatoes, strawberries, niche market ethnic crops and drought mitigation techniques. Justin formerly served as the Houston region director of the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and has strong rapport with organic farmers in Eastern Texas. He now works with the National Center for Appropriate Technology as a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist where he helps farmers around the country with their crop and pest issues and develops publications on sustainable agriculture topics.

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)


SOIL, COMPOST, AND MULCH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR HEALTHY GARDENS

SAT. 5/15/2021 9:30AM - 11:30AM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION

$20

This class serves as an introduction to a new model of soil science and fertility management released by the USDA, called the “Soil Food Web” and also goes into details about the purpose of compost and mulches. It explains how biological (organic) methods work and how they save you time and money in your gardening projects by preventing many problems. Learn the purpose of compost and mulch, how they’re different and how to apply them. A better understanding of mulches and compost will help gardeners become more successful.

PRESENTER: John Ferguson has over 40 years of business experience. He founded and owns Natural Waste Solutions, Inc., dba Nature's Way Resources, a Houston based composting, mulch and recycling company that specialize in high quality compost, mulch, and soil mixes. He holds an MS degree in Physics and Geology and is a licensed Soil Scientist in Texas. He has won many awards in horticulture and environmental issues. He has represented the composting/recycling industry on the Houston-Galveston Area Council for solid waste for over 24 years. His personal garden has been featured in several gardening books, "Better Homes and Gardens" magazine and his business has been recognized in the Wall Street Journal for the quality and value of the products.

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)