Urban Harvest Classes June-August 2021

April 1, 2021 @ 3:33PM — August 31, 2021 @ 3:33PM Central Time (US & Canada)

SUMMER 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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FORAGING WEEDS IN YOUR GARDEN

TUES. 6/8/2021, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION, $20

Join Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen, Ph.D. as he reveals the "weeds" you should be eating and a few that are correct to toss aside. You'll be taught the structural features necessary to properly identify both types of plants, as well as recommendations on how to use the edible ones, and even what they are telling you about your soil. You'll be surprised by how many "weeds" are best killed with a fork!

PRESENTER: Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen, Ph.D. is often (somewhat) jokingly described as a scientist raised by wolves. Having a M.S. in medicinal chemistry and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry, he brings science into the world of wild edible and medicinal plants. But his true love is plants and the miracles they contain. Since 2008 his website www.foragingtexas.com has been one of the top wild edible/medicinal plant sites on the internet; he's written countless foraging articles for a wide variety of magazines; taught hundreds of foraging walkabouts; and wrote the acclaimed book Idiot's Guide Foraging (available on Amazon). In 2020 he made the biggest leap of his life to become the medicine man for Medicine Man Plant Co. where he can finally bring forth the ancient plants that can still help with modern issues. Check out these his fusion of science- & traditional herbal products at www.medicinemanplantco.com202

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)

COMPANION PLANTING: GOOD NEIGHBORS MAKE BETTER GARDENS

SAT. 6/12/2021, 9:30AM – 11:30AM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION, $20

Companion planting in gardening is the planting of different crops in close proximity for pest control, pollination, providing habitat for beneficial insects, maximizing use of space, and to otherwise increase crop productivity. Join Angela chandler in the exploration of planting how to’s with guidelines, best practices and which plants in the garden are best neighbors to increase your garden productivity.

PRESENTER: Angela Chandler is a life-long hobby gardener. Angela holds Specialist Certifications in Plant Propagation, Entomology, Rainwater Harvesting, and Greenhouse Management. She teaches Urban Harvest monthly classes in varying subjects from Basic Organic Gardening, Basic Fruit Tree Care to Low Volume Irrigation and Bokashi Composting

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)

FULLY MEDITERRANEAN: FLAVORS OF THE SUMMER GARDEN

TUES. 6/15/2021, 6:00PM – 7:30PM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION, $20

Join Fully Mediterranean for a virtual cooking class celebrating the flavors of the summer garden. From the comfort of your own home, enjoy a glass of wine while you explore the beautiful flavors and the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. In this class you will learn how to turn this season’s vibrant and flavorful produce into a delicious meal you will love! This class is interactive and hands-on so you will end class with a ready-to-eat meal.

PRESENTER: Pam Fullenweider RD, MS, specializes in the Mediterranean Diet. She is currently in private practice and partners with UT Health School of Public Health Nourish Program to teach, “Outsmarting Disease with The Mediterranean Diet.” Her previous services include clinical practice at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, outpatient programs at the Methodist Hospital, and teaching “Nutrition for Chefs” at the Art Institute of Houston’s Culinary Arts Program. She was a Gold Medal winner at the American Culinary Federation National Championship for “Healthful Cooking-Balancing the Art” and “Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year.”

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)

LOW VOLUME IRRIGATION

SAT. 7/10/2021, 9:30AM – 11:30AM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITITATION, $20

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 healthier root systems. This class will teach design, installation and maintenance of drip and micro-spray systems.

PRESENTER: Angela Chandler is a life-long hobby gardener. Angela holds Specialist Certifications in Plant Propagation, Entomology, Rainwater Harvesting, and Greenhouse Management. She teaches Urban Harvest monthly classes in varying subjects from Basic Organic Gardening, Basic Fruit Tree Care to Low Volume Irrigation and Bokashi Composting.

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)

JUST IN THYME! CULINARY HERBS FOR THE GARDEN

WED. 7/14/2021 7:00PM-8:00PM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION, $20

Learn best practices for growing culinary herbs for home use. Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff explores challenges growing in Gulf Coast humidity, and successful growing tips with 5 of his favorites, basil, thyme, rosemary, Mexican mint marigold and oregano.

PRESENTER: Stephen Brueggerhoff is Horticulture Extension Agent for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Brazoria County. Stephen manages and proudly supports the Brazoria County Master Gardeners Association, providing coordination for quality regional programs. With over 15 years of experience, Stephen has supported the environmental community as lecturer, instructor, administrative organizer and collaborative partner.

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)

FALL ORGANIC GARDENING

SAT. 7/24/21 9:30AM – 12:00PM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION, $20

After the dog days of summer comes the perfect time to toss together iron rich salad greens, sauté veggie shish kabobs or simmer hardy vegetable soups that your whole family will enjoy. One advantage of living in Houston is how easy it is to grow vegetables in the fall and winter seasons. Think you have no space for a garden? Not to worry, as many of these vegetables can be grown in containers on a sunny patio. You will learn when and where to plant, soil preparation, seed germination and transplanting a long list of vegetables, including lettuce, kale, chard, cabbage, collards, bok choy, mustard, carrot, beet, rutabaga, potato, turnip, parsnip, radish, celeriac, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, snow pea, onion, multiplying onion, leek, and garlic.

PRESENTER: Bob Randall, PhD. is a food systems anthropologist and permaculture designer with a five-decade involvement in food systems both as a researcher, educator, and activist. He helped found and direct Urban Harvest for 14 years and is a board officer of both OHBA-Organic Educators and the Permaculture Institute of North America.  His best-selling 2019 book Year-Round Food Gardening for Houston and Southeast Texas explains how to adjust food plant lists and planting schedules to the ever-warming climate.

PRESENTER: Carol Burton is Urban Harvest’s Director of Education. Carol is a certified teacher and curriculum specialist with 20 years of outdoor classroom teaching experience. She oversees adult garden education programming and teaches professional development courses, including Edible Academy.

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.)

Thank you, Transwestern, for sponsoring this class!

BASIC FRUIT TREE CARE FOR FALL

SAT. 8/14/2021, 9:30AM – 11:30AM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION, $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. If you don't have enough space, fruit trees can also be grown in containers!

PRESENTER: Angela Chandler is a life-long hobby gardener. Angela holds Specialist Certifications in Plant Propagation, Entomology, Rainwater Harvesting, and Greenhouse Management. She teaches Urban Harvest monthly classes in varying subjects from Basic Organic Gardening, Basic Fruit Tree Care to Low Volume Irrigation and Bokashi Composting.

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.)

FALL GARDENING: SOIL PREPARATION AND TECHNIQUE

TUES. 8/17/2021, 6:00PM – 7:30PM

ZOOM LIVE CLASS BY INVITATION, $20

Soil is the foundation of healthy, vibrant gardens and bountiful production. Now is the time to dig in to prepare your soil for cool weather planting in September and October. Learn the keys to soil fertility, soil structure and drainage. How to improve and feed your soil with organic materials and amendments will be covered for you to prepare your garden for Fall.

PRESENTER: Jeremy Peaches is an agricultural consultant, farmer, teacher, and advocate for underserved 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.”

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.)