Urban Harvest Classes April - June 2019

November 16, 2018 @ 2:12PM — June 30, 2019 @ 5:33PM

SPRING 2019 CLASSES (Scroll down to view class descriptions)

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Square Foot Gardening
32 tickets left! Available For 19 More Days!

Sat. May 11, 9:30am - 11:30am Houston Museum of Natural Science

$30
In the Garden: Summer Vegetable Planting
15 tickets left! Available For 37 More Days!

Weds. May 29, 6:00pm-7:30pm, McGovern Centennial Family Gardens

$20
Low Volume Irrigation
33 tickets left! Available For 46 More Days!

Sat. June 8, 9:30am - 11:30am Houston Museum of Natural Science

$30
Seed: The Untold Story (movie screening)
100 tickets left! Available For 50 More Days!

Tue. June 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Houston Museum of Natural Science

$16
Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop
25 tickets left! Available For 54 More Days!

Sat. June 15, 8:30am - 2:30pm University of Houston, Downtown

$20
Seed: The Promise of Tomorrow
50 tickets left! Available For 64 More Days!

Tue. June 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Houston Museum of Natural Science

$16
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EDIBLE LANDSCAPES SAT. 4/13/19, 9:30AM - 11:30AM, HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE $30

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. Class ticket may be used to tour museum permanent exhibits.

Indoor presentation. Class ticket may be used to tour museum permanent exhibits.

SQUARE FOOT GARDENING SAT. 5/11/19, 9:30AM - 11:30AM, HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE $30

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.

Indoor presentation. Class ticket may be used to tour museum permanent exhibits.There are no refunds on classes.

IN THE GARDEN: SUMMER VEGETABLE PLANTING WEDS 5/29/19, 6:00PM - 7:30PM, MCGOVERN CENTENNIAL FAMILY GARDENS $20

This introductory organic gardening class is hands on at the McGovern Centennial Family Gardens. The foundation for growing healthy, nutrient dense vegetables is healthy soil - structure, chemistry and as important are supporting microscopic soil organisms. We will demonstrate and students will participate in soil building and management, fertilization, composting, mulching and planting with seed and transplants. Vegetable varieties to be planting in the summer gardens will be provided in a handout. This class is hands-on, so be ready to get dirty! Sponsored by Hermann Park Conservancy. Outdoor handson and presentation at the garden. Limited to 25 participants, no walk ins.

This class is hands-on, with presentation at the garden, so be ready to get dirty! Sponsored by Hermann Park Conservancy. Limited to 25 participants, no walk ins. There are no refunds on classes.

LOW VOLUME IRRIGATION, SAT. 6/8/19 9:30AM - 11:30AM, HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE $30

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.

Indoor presentation. Class ticket may be used to tour museum permanent exhibits.There are no refunds on classes.

SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY, TUE. 6/11/19 6:30PM - 8:30PM HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE $16

Please join us for a screening of the movie Seed: The Untold Story, with a Q & A session afterwards.

Seeds are vital and miraculous-- worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 seed varieties have disappeared. Farmers and others battle to defend the future of our food.

Please also register for our follow up lecture by Angela Chandler on Tue. 6/25 6:30 – 8:30pm. There are no refunds on classes.

STARTING A COMMUNITY OR SCHOOL GARDEN WORKSHOP, SAT. 6/15/19 8:30AM - 2:30PM, UNIV. OF HOUSTON, DOWNTOWN, ROOM A629 $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.
Morning snacks and drinks will be provided - please bring your own sack lunch.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration check in is from 8:30 -8:45. Workshop to start at 8:45am with introductions.

Indoor Presentation. Class is hosted by University of Houston/Downtown, Office of Sustainability. There are no refunds on classes.

SEED ASSETS: OUR FOOD, FIBER, FLOWERS AND FUTURE, TUE. 6/25/19 6:30PM - 8:30PM HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE $16

Inside every seed is the potential for the next generation of food, fiber, flowers, and the thousands of products derived from plants. Many species of birds and mammals evolved with a specific seed, or plant grown from seed and threats to the future of those seeds place species in danger. Seed activists believe that seed diversity is one of mankind's most valuable assets, yet the US lost 93% of its seed diversity between 1903 and 1983. Changes in agriculture and the urbanization of our culture have had an effect on seed production and availability. The solution to this pending crisis may lie in the hands of every farmer, gardener and homeowner across America. Join us to learn about seed, its future, and ways that you can help plant the seeds of a brighter and more secure future.

There are no refunds on classes.






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