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

 

For more classes by Urban Harvest, view their Upcoming Classes.

Jan
20
Sat
2018
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.

 

For more classes by Urban Harvest, view their Upcoming Classes.

Jan
21
Sun
2018
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.

 

For more classes by Urban Harvest, view their Upcoming Classes.

Jan
23
Tue
2018
Dr. Maya Klein’s “The Dirt Cure” @ United Way- Greater Houston
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Maya Klein has a message for parents of small children: Don’t be afraid of dirt! Dr. Klein will speak in-person about her book, “The Dirt Cure,” and how to heal your family by what you eat. Get tickets here. Learn more about Dr. Klein in our blog. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 5:30-8 pm, United Way Greater Houston. Presented by OHBA.

Jan
25
Thu
2018
Urban Harvest’s Growing Organic Vegetable Series @ University of Houston, Central Campus, McElhinney Hall, Room TBD
Jan 25 @ 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

 

For more classes by Urban Harvest, view their Upcoming Classes.

Jan
28
Sun
2018
Urban Harvest’s Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 2 (SLTP 2) @ University of Houston, Central Campus, Room TBD
Jan 28 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

In this classroom presentation, we carefully explore principles demonstrated in Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1 (SL 1), look at issues connected with larger rural sites, and begin the design of a farm/home site that connects and integrates food with housing and nature. SLPC 2 is designed to complete what is begun in SLPC 1. NOTE: Sustainable Living #1 and 2 are prerequisites to the permaculture series classes. There are no refunds on classes.

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 Village, 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 entrance13 Cougar Village and follow the Urban Harvest signs to the classroom

 

For more classes by Urban Harvest, view their Upcoming Classes.

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Urban Harvest’s Designing Our Green Homes and Communities Through Permaculture (Series) @ University of Houston, Central Campus,Room TBD
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

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 3, 9:30am – 1:30pm; Univ of Hou (Smart Communities)

#2 Sun, Feb 4, 1pm – 5pm; Tour of Houses (Urban Ecohouse Tours)

#3 Sun, Feb 11, 12 – 4pm; Japhet Creek(The Urban Ecohouse)

#4 Sun, Feb 18, 12 – 4pm; Univ of Hou (Bioregional Organizing)

#5 Sun, Feb 25, 12 – 4pm; Japhet Creek (Renewable Energy and Natural Building)

#6 Sun, March 4, 10:00am – 5pm; Animal Farm (Hands on Renewable Energy & Natural Building)

#7 Sun, March 11, 10 am – 4pm; Japhet Creek (Tomorrow’s Ecovillages & Sustainable Comm)


There are no refunds on classes.

 

For more classes by Urban Harvest, view their Upcoming Classes.

Feb
8
Thu
2018
Urban Harvest’s Growing Organic Vegetable Series @ University of Houston, Central Campus, McElhinney Hall, Room TBD
Feb 8 @ 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

 

For more classes by Urban Harvest, view their Upcoming Classes.

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Urban Harvest’s Growing Fruit Trees in a Small Space @ Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moran Conference Hall
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Growing Fruit Trees in a Small Space will teach techniques that allow homeowners with the smallest urban lots to grow fruitful gardens of increased variety and beauty. This system, also known as a 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. There are no refunds on classes.

PARKING

There is paid-parking attached to The Museum, or you can park in nearby parking lots or the street for free.

 

For more classes by Urban Harvest, view their Upcoming Classes.

Urban Harvest’s Fruit Tree Training and Pruning (SERIES of 3 Classes) @ Class 1 - University of St. Thomas, Room TBD; Classes 2&3 at Residence near S. Loop/Stella Link
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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.


02/10/18 – Class 1: Indoor Lecture, University of St. Thomas, Room TBD

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. Class 1 is a prerequisite.

02/17/18 – Class 2: Outdoor, at a Private Residence, 610 West Loop/Stella Link

Class 2 and 3 are in the instructor’s backyard orchard, using what was discussed in Class 1 to study their application to particular fruits. Class 2 explains pears, apples, berries, peaches and plums by demonstrating on specific plants what should be done.

02/24/18 – Class 3: Outdoor, at a Private Residence, 610 West Loop/Stella Link 

Class 3 continues with persimmons, grapes, citrus, pomegranates, figs, and as time permits other semi-tropicals.

PARKING

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

 

For more classes by Urban Harvest, view their Upcoming Classes.