CLASSES TO GROW BY
We offer a wide variety of classes throughout the year on topics ranging from organic gardening to rainwater harvesting. See schedule on classes page.
Constructing the Home Vegetable and Fruit Garden
Saturday, August 9
The perfect class for beginners. Learn the basics — from the ground up. You’ll have a garden-to-table meal in no time!
Starting a Community/School Garden #2 (Part #1 Prerequisite)
Saturday, August 16
Garden Design: Learn about building materials, choosing the right site, and what to plant when.
Low Volume Irrigation
Saturday, August 23
Get water to where it matters most–a plant’s roots. This is a DIY project anyone can master. You can potentially cut your water usage in half!
OUR FARMERS MARKETS
For a complete listing of participating vendors, click here.
Saturdays at Eastside Street
3000 Richmond Avenue
Music: Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Recent winner of the James Beard award for “Best Chef Southwest” award, Chris Shepherd has joined the market as a vendor, selling delectable Underbelly goods like pies, baked goods, pickles (aka “Bloody Mary Fixins”) and their seasonally driven items. Chris has been a long time supporter of our farmers and a weekly customer at our Saturday market. Pastry chef, Victoria Dearmond, is at the market most weekends manning the booth. Be sure to try their lard biscuits and vinegar pie.
Sundays at Eastside Street
10am-1pm, Summer Hours
3000 Richmond Avenue
Music: Jan Seides
Event: Children’s Gardening Series
Our FREE Children’s Garden Series returns this Sunday. This month our popular series will cover water! Kids will learn all about this precious resource, its importance throughout the world, and why we must conserve it in order to preserve it.
Classes are 30 minutes and start at 11:30 and 12:30, respectively. As always, the classes are free and open to the public. The classes are held in the shade of a big oak tree and water is provided.
City Hall Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 11am-1:30pm, CLOSED UNTIL EARLY SEPTEMBER
500 McKinney Street
LEARNING IN THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM
Growing Youth Gardeners!
Did you know that an indicator of a healthy community is correlated to the number of after-school programs in that community’s zip code? Three after-school programs per zip code correlates to an increase in student achievement, better health outcomes, and less crime! The Co-operative for After-School Enrichment (CASE) is cultivating after-school culture through the After-School Initiative (ASI) Residency Grant. Urban Harvest Youth Education is proud to announce we have been selected once again for the 2014-2015 school year! This grant will support and develop our Growing Gardeners Project at four partner school sites. Students will grow vegetables, fruit, and flowers year-round as they learn about growing healthy food for them and the planet. Thank you CASE and HCDE!
Read more here.
CHECK OUT A CURRENT JOB POSTING FOR GARDEN EDUCATORS HERE!
BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH GARDENS
Houston Urban Gardeners Meeting + Seed Swap
Join HUG on August 11th for an early fall Seed Swap. Bring small bags or envelopes for your seeds, a pen or pencil, and your cool weather seeds, seedlings, and bulbs. Vegetable and native plant seeds are preferred. The swap will start at 5:45 PM and go until the regular HUG meeting at 6:30 PM. Afterwards, Gary Edmondson, former Director of Education at Urban Harvest, will talk about mid-summer gardening and planning the fall garden.
HUG Meeting: Monday, August 11th
5:45 – 6:30pm (seed swap)
6:30 (talk on fall gardening)
The Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019 nbeautiful.org.