Urban Harvest Classes June - October 2019

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

SUMMER AND FALL 2019 CLASSES (Scroll down to view class descriptions)

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Fall Vegetable Gardening
45 tickets left! Available For 24 More Days!

Sat. July 20, 9:30am - 12:00pm Houston Museum of Natural Science

$30
Bokashi -- Waste Not, Want Not
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Sat. Aug. 10, 9:30am - 11:30am, Houston Museum of Natural Science

$30
Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening
60 tickets left!

Sat. Sept. 7, 9:30am - 12:00pm, Houston Museum of Natural Science

$30
Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop
25 tickets left! Available For 87 More Days!

Sat. Sept. 21, 8:30am -2:30pm Univ. of Houston, Downtown

$20
Basic Fruit Tree Care & Planting
34 tickets left! Available For 101 More Days!

Sat. Oct. 5, 9:30am - 12noon Houston Museum of Natural Science

$30
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture #1
32 tickets left! Available For 106 More Days!

Sustainable Living Through Permaculture #1, Sat. 9/29/19, 2:00PM – 6:00PM, HOME GARDENS, SW HOUSTON

$55
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture #2
33 tickets left! Available For 106 More Days!

Sustainable Living Through Permaculture #2 Sat. 10/6/19, 12:30PM – 5:30PM, UH, Central, McElhinney Hall

$65
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SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY, TUE. 6/11/19, 6:30PM - 8:30PM, HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE $14

Please join us for a screening of the movie Seed: The Untold Story, IMAX theater with a Q & A session afterwards led by Angela Chandler.

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.

This event is co-sponsored by the Museum of Natural Science and Urban Harvest. 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 $14

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.

Indoor presentation. There are no refunds on classes.

FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING, SAT. 7/20/19, 9:30AM - 12:00PM, HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE $30

After the dog days of summer comes the perfect time to toss together iron rich salad greens, saute veggie shish kabobs or simmer hardy vegetable soups. 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 what varieties to plant, when and where to plant, soil preparation, seed germination and transplanting.

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

BOKASHI – WASTE NOT, WANT, SAT. 8/10/19 9:30AM - 11:30AM, HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE $30

Stop throwing your food scraps in the trash. Come learn the how tos and the benefits of bokashi and vermicomposting. Bokashi composting uses kitchen scraps of all kinds, including meat and dairy products, mixed with inoculated bran to make compost faster than bin composting. Vermicomposting uses composting worms to recycle kitchen, garden, and specific paper wastes. The worms turn the waste into worm castings that are nutrient rich.
Indoor Presentation. Class is hosted by University of Houston/Downtown, Office of Sustainability. There are no refunds on classes.

BASIC ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING SAT. 9/7/19, 9:30AM - 12:00PM, HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE $30

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.

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

STARTING A COMMUNITY OR SCHOOL GARDEN WORKSHOP SAT. 9/21/19 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.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING THROUGH PERMACULTURE #1, SAT. 9/29/19, 2:00PM – 6:00PM, HOME GARDENS, SW HOUSTON (address will be emailed the Friday before class) $55

Permaculture is a design methodology that focuses on sustainable practices and uses effective principles and processes found in nature to inform design decisions. In a post-Harvey Houston, permaculture principles directly address the ways to be more sustainable and flood resistant in both garden and home design. 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.

Outdoor class, 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. 10/6/19, 12:30PM – 5:30PM, UNIV. OF HOUSTON, CENTRAL, Charles McElhinney Hall $65
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.
Indoor Presentation Required prerequisite class before taking the permaculture class series. There are no refunds on classes.

BASIC FRUIT TREE PLANTING SAT. 10/9/19, 9:30AM - 12:00PM, HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE $30

This class will teach you the basics of fruit tree selection, planting, care, and maintenance. We will cover temperate fruit trees, citrus, and the semi-tropical varieties that are appropriate for our area.

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