Urban Harvest Classes January - May 2019

November 16, 2018 @ 2:12PM — May 31, 2019 @ 5:33PM

Winter and Spring 2019 Classes

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Growing Organic Vegetables Class series
Available For 154 More Days!

Thur. Jan. 10th - May 16th 10-class series 6:30pm - 9:00pm Univ. of Houston, Central

$280.00
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Growing Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
Available For 29 More Days!

Sat. Jan. 12, 9:30am - 11:30am Houston Museum of Natural Science

$30.00
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Fruit Tree Training & Pruning 3 Class series
Available For 36 More Days!

Sat. Jan. 19, Jan. 26 & Feb. 16, 10:00am - 12:30pm

$90.00
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Sustainable Living Through Permaculture #1
Available For 37 More Days!

Sun. Jan. 20, 1:00pm - 5:00pm Home Gardens

$55.00
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Sustainable Living Through Permaculture #2
Available For 44 More Days!

Sun. Jan. 27, 12:30pm - 5:30pm Univ. of Houston, Central

$65.00
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Designing Our Green Homes & Communities Through Permaculture
Available For 58 More Days!

Sat. Feb. 2 & Sundays Feb 3, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17

$305.00
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Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop
Available For 64 More Days!

Sat. Feb. 16, 8:30am -2:30pm Univ. of Houston, Downtown

$20.00
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Basic Fruit Tree Care and Planting
Available For 71 More Days!

Sat. Feb. 23, 9:30am - 12noon Houston Museum of Natural Science

$30.00
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In the Garden: Spring Vegetable Planting
Available For 75 More Days!

Weds. Feb. 27 6:00pm - 7:30pm McGovern Centennial Family Gardens

$20.00
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Restoring Nature Through Permaculture
Available For 107 More Days!

Sun. Mar. 24, 31,Apr. 7, 14 Japhet Creek Classroom

$190.00
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Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening
Available For 106 More Days!

Sat. Mar. 30, 9:30am - 12noon Houston Museum of Natural Science

$30.00
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Edible Landscapes
Available For 120 More Days!

Sat. Apr. 13, 9:30am - 11:30am Houston Museum of Natural Science

$30.00
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In the Garden: Summer Vegetable Planting
Available For 131 More Days!

Wed. Apr. 24, 6:00pm-7:30pm McGovern Centennial Family Gardens

$20.00
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Square Foot Gardening
Available For 148 More Days!

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

$30.00
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GROWING ORGANIC VEGETABLES SERIES (10-Thurs. starts 1/10/19 - 5/16/19) UNIV. OF HOUSTON, CENTRAL

This series covers everything you want to know about growing vegetables. Topics include the advantages of organic and ecological approaches over chemicals; vegetable garden design; irrigation and drainage; soil fertility, mulches and composts; organic pest control; seeds, transplants, where to get them and how to plant them. The last half is a detailed discussion of selecting, growing and using the many varieties of vegetables, annual herbs, and melons.

Those who complete this 25 hour class series will become certified Organic Vegetable Specialists. This is a series of ten classes and may not be taken individually. Assignments for the class include the reading of Dr. Bob Randall's book, Year Round Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers for Metro-Houston. Cost of the book is $45.

SCHEDULE: Thursdays, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm,

  • Class 1 January 10
  • Class 2 January 24
  • Class 3 February 7
  • Class 4 February 21
  • Class 5 March 7
  • Class 6 March 21
  • Class 7 April 4
  • Class 8 April 18
  • Class 9 May 2
  • Class 10 May 16
For an in depth schedule go to the "classes" tab at the top of the Urban Harvest website, select "certificate courses," and then "Growing Organic Vegetable Series."

There are no refunds on classes.

GROWING FRUIT TREES IN SMALL SPACES SAT. 1/12/19 HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE

These techniques will allow homeowners with the smallest urban lots to grow fruitful gardens of increased variety and beauty. This system, also known as high density orchard, enables the urban gardener to quadruple the variety of fruit they can grow without buying a single square foot of land. Maintenance is made easier by employing simple changes in the way home orchard management is approached. Practical and decorative techniques are included. Fruits covered include stone and pome fruits as well as tropical fruits and small bush fruits and berries. Class ticket may be used to tour museum permanent exhibits.

There are no refunds on classes.

FRUIT TREE TRAINING AND PRUNING 3-CLASS SERIES SAT. 1/19, 1/26 & 2/16/19) UNIV. OF ST. THOMAS & HOME ORCHARD

This series consists of three classes that will start with a two and a half hour lecture style class designed to teach you the principles of pruning and training your fruit trees. The following two classes will be held at a private home orchard and will teach you to prune all of the basic fruits that grow in the Houston and surrounding areas. Since classes 2 and 3 are taught outside you will need to dress appropriately for the weather.
Sat. 1/19: Class 1 is a classroom talk and photo demo on basic ideas such as: pruning tools and equipment, proper cutting techniques, timing, how to plan each trees' effort, and the many goals of fruit pruning for both young and mature plants. As time permits, the class will explain details about training and pruning the commonly grown fruits.
Sat. 1/26: Class 2 and Sat. 2/16: Class 3 are in the instructor's backyard orchard, using what was discussed in Class 1 to study their application to particular fruits. Class 1 is a prerequisite. Class 2 explains pears, apples, berries, peaches and plums by demonstrating on specific plants what should be done. Class 3 continues with persimmons, grapes, citrus, pomegranates, figs, and as time permits other semi-tropicals.

There are no refunds on classes.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING THROUGH PERMACULTURE #1 SAT. 1/20/19 HOME GARDENS, SW HOUSTON (address will be emailed the Friday before class)

Permaculture is an ecologically inspired energy-conscious way to design satisfying living arrangements that are sustainable. In this class, the design principles of permaculture are explained, observed and illustrated in a series of breakout sessions at a house and garden remodeled to reflect permaculture sustainability principles. Students should be prepared to walk about an urban garden and should have clothing appropriate for the weather.

Required prerequisite to taking other permaculture classes.

There are no refunds on classes.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING THROUGH PERMACULTURE #2 SAT. 1/27/19 UNIV. OF HOUSTON, CENTRAL

In this classroom presentation, we further explore the use of principles demonstrated in the previous class. We begin to design home sites using permaculture design principles. These connect and integrate food with housing and nature. We also explain permaculture's approach to sustainability and the series of classes we use to teach it, as well as how students can get the international Permaculture Designer's Certificate.

Required prerequisite class before taking the permaculture class series.

There are no refunds on classes.

DESIGNING OUR GREEN HOMES & COMMUNITIES THROUGH PERMACULTURE CLASS SERIES SAT 2/2 AND 6 - SUNDAYS (SKIP 2/10) 2/3, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17/19 UNIV. OF HOUSTON, CENTRAL and JAPHET CREEK CLASSROOM

Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1 & 2 are prerequisites for any part of this module. In a world of climate change threats and unstable oil producing regions, it is essential that our homes and communities change to become more energy efficient. This course helps us get there. Designing Our Green Homes and Communities is one of five modules in the permaculture design certificate course, and is open to anyone who has completed Module 1: Sustainable Living Through Permaculture Classes 1 and 2. No city planning, engineering or architectural knowledge is assumed.

  • #1 Sat, Feb 2, 9:30am - 1:30pm; Univ of Hou (Smart Communities)
  • #2 Sun, Feb 3, 1pm - 5pm; Tour of Houses (Urban Ecohouse Tours)
  • #3 Sun, Feb 17, 12 - 4pm; Japhet Creek(The Urban Ecohouse)
  • #4 Sun, Feb 24, 12 - 4pm Japhet Creek (Renewable Energy & Natural Building)
  • #5 Sun, Mar 3, 10 - 5pm Animal Farm (Hands on Renewable Energy & Natural Building)
  • #6 Sun, Mar 10, 12 - 4pm Japhet Creek (Bioregional organizing, Economics and Design)
  • #7 Sun, Mar 17, 10 am - 3pm Japhet Creek (Tomorrow's Ecovillages & Sustainable Communities)

There are no refunds on classes.

STARTING A COMMUNITY OR SCHOOL GARDEN WORKSHOP SAT 2/16/19 UNIV. OF HOUSTON, DOWNTOWN

There are many reasons for starting a community 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; 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.

There are no refunds on classes.

IN THE GARDEN: SPRING VEGETABLE PLANTING WEDS 2/20/19 MCGOVERN CENTENNIAL FAMILY GARDENS

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 spring gardens will be provided in a handout. This class is hands-on, so be ready to get dirty! Sponsored by Hermann Park Conservancy. Limited to 25 participants, no walk ins.

There are no refunds on classes.

BASIC FRUIT TREE CARE AND PLANTING SAT 2/23/19 HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE

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

There are no refunds on classes.

BASIC ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING SAT. 3/30/19 HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE

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

There are no refunds on classes.

EDIBLE LANDSCAPES SAT. 4/13/19 HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE

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.

There are no refunds on classes.

RESTORING NATURE THROUGH PERMACULTURE SERIES 4 - SUNDAYS: 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14 JAPHET CREEK CLASSROOM

This four 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 at area prairies, woodlands, and watersheds with class sessions that explore restoration permaculture and its implications for sustaining our planet. We will plan and carry out a restoration project at a local site.Bring a sack lunch to our classes 1 & 4. At these classes, students should wear clothing appropriate for the weather and closed toe shoes. Be ready to get dirty at our class 4 restoration project.

  • Class 1: Restoring Nature Field Trip, Sunday, March 24, 10:00am - 3pm Shlenker School, 5600 N Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096
  • Class 2: Ecosystems, Sunday, March 31, 12 - 4:30pm Japhet Creek Community Classroom
  • Class 3: Texas Ecosystems, Sunday, April 7, 12 - 5:00pm Japhet Creek Community Classroom
  • Class 4: Restoration Project, Sunday, April 14, 10am - 5pm Japhet Creek restoration project
There are no refunds on classes.


IN THE GARDEN: SUMMER VEGETABLE PLANTING WEDS 4/24/19 MCGOVERN CENTENNIAL FAMILY GARDENS

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. Limited to 25 participants, no walk ins.

There are no refunds on classes.

SQUARE FOOT GARDENING SAT. 5/11/19 HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE

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

There are no refunds on classes.

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