Calendar

Jan
18
Thu
2018
Urban Harvest’s Growing Organic Vegetable Series @ University of Houston, Central Campus, McElhinney Hall, Room TBD
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In a total of 10 classes (25 hours of instruction), 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 the class 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, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9pm

Class 1 – January 18
Class 2 – January 25
Class 3 – February 8
Class 4 – February 22
Class 5 – March 8
Class 6 – March 22
Class 7 – April 5
Class 8 – April 19
Class 9 – May 3
Class 10 – May 17

For an in-depth schedule, go to Spring 2018 class schedule and description.


DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

I-45 S, exit Cullen, go south, enter University of Houston campus, proceed through Elgin, Holman, Entrance 14 and Entrance 13, Cougar Place, turn left at Wheeler, take first right into driveway – park to the left of Lot 9C(although it says permit required, we have permission) Follow Urban Harvest signs back to Wheeler at Cullen. Walk north along Cullen, pass entrance 13 Cougar Village and follow the Urban Harvest signs to the classroom

 

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Jan
19
Fri
2018
Trail Scouting on the Trail Between the Lakes @ Martin Dies Jr. State Park
Jan 19 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Houston Area Trails & More
Friday, January 19 at 8:30 AM

This is a special Friday hike event. RSVPs are waitlist only, please send me a PM if you are able to join. The Trail Between the Lakes runs 28 miles t…

Trail Scouting on the Trail Between the Lakes

Friday, Jan 19, 2018, 8:30 AM

Martin Dies Jr. State Park
634 Park Road 48 South Jasper, TX

2 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

This is a special Friday hike event. RSVPs are waitlist only, please send me a PM if you are able to join. The Trail Between the Lakes runs 28 miles through the Sabine National Forest between Toledo Bend Reservoir and Lake Sam Rayburn. It is similar to our nearby Lone Star Trail, but is lightly used and unevenly maintained. So while we are camping …

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Martin Dies Jr. State Park Camping @ Martin Dies Jr. State Park
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm

Houston Area Trails & More
Friday, January 19 at 3:00 PM

CAMPING: I have reserved five sites in the Walnut Ridge camping area in the north half of the park. The cost is $200 for the weekend and will be split…

Martin Dies Jr. State Park Camping

Friday, Jan 19, 2018, 3:00 PM

Martin Dies Jr. State Park
634 Park Road 48 South Jasper, TX

50 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

CAMPING: I have reserved five sites in the Walnut Ridge camping area in the north half of the park. The cost is $200 for the weekend and will be split between all campers whether spending one night or two. There are cabins and screen shelters available in the park for people that prefer not to stay in tents. About HATS https://www.hatsandmore.org/ …

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Jan
20
Sat
2018
Big Thicket National Preserve Beech Creek Hike ~11.1 Miles @ Beech Woods Trail
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Houston Area Trails & More
Saturday, January 20 at 9:00 AM

Gathering Place: The originally planned trail has been closed indefinitely so we will relocate to the Beech Woods Trail. We will be obvious in the sma…

Big Thicket National Preserve Beech Creek Hike ~11.1 Miles

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018, 9:00 AM

Beech Woods Trail
5280 FM2992 Woodville, tx

25 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

Gathering Place: The originally planned trail has been closed indefinitely so we will relocate to the Beech Woods Trail. We will be obvious in the small parking area. If you are coming from Houston check this page for comments or other changes before leaving. This part of the preserve is subject to flooding, so overnight weather may force changes t…

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Urban Harvest’s Basic Fruit Tree Care and Planting @ University of St. Thomas, Hall and Room TBD
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Basic Fruit Tree Care and Planting 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! There are no refunds on classes.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

Parking is available in Moran Garage (campus map: #26), corner of West Alabama and Graustark Street; there may be a $2 charge. There are parking lots at corner of West Alabama and Yoakum and Branard and Montrose.

 

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Jan
21
Sun
2018
Big Thicket National Preserve Big Sandy Hike ~11 Miles @ Big Sandy Trailhead
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Houston Area Trails & More
Sunday, January 21 at 9:00 AM

Gathering Place: The hike has been relocated to the Big Sandy Trail. The originally planned trail has been closed indefinitely so we will no longer me…

Big Thicket National Preserve Big Sandy Hike ~11 Miles

Sunday, Jan 21, 2018, 9:00 AM

Big Sandy Trailhead
2209 Sunflower Rd. Livingston, tx

24 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

Gathering Place: The hike has been relocated to the Big Sandy Trail. The originally planned trail has been closed indefinitely so we will no longer meet at the visitors center. If you are coming from Houston check this page for comments or other changes before leaving. The preserve is subject to flooding, so overnight weather may force changes to …

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Incredible Edibles @ Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sheldon Lake State Park’s January 2018 Weekly Program

Incredible Edibles

Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!

Are you curious how others have lived off the land? Want to know about the relationships the indigenous peoples of the area have with the natural resources? Join a Park Ranger on this hike where we talk about the different plants of the park and their uses!

Be sure to bring water, bug spray, and closed toe shoes. All programs are FREE and meet at the pond center.

Urban Harvest’s Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1 (SLTP 1) @ near 610S and Stella Link
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The design principles of Permaculture (PC) are explained, observed and illustrated in a series of breakout sessions at a home and garden remodeled to reflect PC sustainability principles. This garden is set up with cisterns, many types of fruits, vegetables, habitat plants, a small area for collecting excess rain and a remodeled home that includes many features to reduce energy consumption. NOTE: Sustainable Living #1 and 2 are prerequisites to the permaculture series classes. There are no refunds on classes.

LOCATION

The residence address will be sent to you in a separate reminder email the day before the class.

 

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