Where: Olivewood Cemetery, 1300 Court Street, Houston, TX 77007
Join us for a Morning in the Country!
Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.
COST (includes lunch)
- FREE for ages 4 years and under
- $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
- $45 for ages 14+
November 18 – A Morning with Karen Man
Karen is an entrepreneur, author, and baker that co-founded Oxheart Restaurant and Public Services Bar. She currently serves as OKRA Charity Saloon’s Administrative Director where they are on pace to reach $1 million dollars donated this fall and is finishing up her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Pralaya Yoga Studio in Houston. When she isn’t spending time in a kitchen, she enjoys hiking, reading under the trees at Menil Park, and taking ceramics classes.
December 16 – Introduction to Composting with Rebecca Verm
Introduction to Composting will explore the fundamental principles of composting, the purpose of compost in your garden, and how to set up a compost system that is right for your garden. We will cover methods such as sheet composting, tumblers, vermicompost, black fly compost, bokashi, and windrow composting.
March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm
Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons, climate, best-growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.
The Brays Bayou Association meets the third Monday of each month at The Gathering Place. Brays Bayou Association does not currently have a website.
This free workshop addresses the basics on how to install and operate a solar system. It covers topics such as solar array types, costs of equipment and labor, permitting, energy savings, and reliability. The instructor Bill Swann is an expert in solar energy and has built many of his own solar systems. This workshop is ideal for all people as Bill can answer the simplest and most technical of questions. If you want to learn more about solar, this is the workshop for you. This is a free, public workshop. Street parking available. To RSVP, email Bill Swann.
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature.
The Creation Care Team Mission Statement: Being earth keepers is foundational to our Christian vocation. The Creation Care Team encourages members of Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church to incorporate care for creation into the congregation’s full life and ministry.
We meet on the Nature Center front porch.
Fall is a great time to learn more about trees! Some may even put on a colorful display as the season progresses. Jim McKee, a Master Naturalist, tree lover, and bird watcher will be leading more walks in the park this fall to teach us how to identify the trees that live here in Russ Pitman Park. Jim shares lots of interesting historical and biological facts about the many species of trees we have in Russ Pitman Park as well as how to identify them. You are welcome to come to one or all!
This is a FREE, drop-in program. No registration required.
For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their event Calendar!
BikeHouston Advisory Board Member Michael Skelly leads a slower, educational ride on the first Sunday of every month departing from Market Square (by NikoNiko’s) at 8 am (unless otherwise stated). This is a no drop ride designed to show riders where they can ride on Houston’s Bayous. It is usually 60 percent on paved surfaces.
Pace and Duration
Moderate, with stops to discuss how Houston is evolving and what is coming, for 2-3 hours.
Fatter tires are highly recommended, but some folks can tough it out on road bikes.
Remember to bring a helmet, water, and spare tubes.
To register, visit The Bayou Ride’s event page.
Please join us to learn more about what is “cohousing” and what’s happening with cohousing in Houston. Come early and stay late if you want to chat more with the core members. Many of us arrive by 6:30 PM. Everyone is welcome!
If the parking lot in the front is full, there is free parking in the garage behind the pub.
We meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 7-8PM.
For more events by CoHousing Houston, visit their Event Calendar!
HCPA generally meets the second Sunday of the month, 1:00 PM (possibly 12:30 summer months) to about 1:30, on the second floor (check Sunday activities sheet at front desk for room assignment) at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St. at Southmore. Speakers talk about new developments in climate science and solutions, and we share the ups and downs of being climate activists. The meeting includes the church’s Climate Action Team, which focuses on how the church community can be part of the solution.