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Support Houston’s
Youngest Gardeners

$5 of each Urban Harvest membership from August 1- September 30 will go towards our award-winning School Gardening Program. Join Urban Harvest today and support Houston’s “growing gardeners!”



We are seeking passionate individuals who are interested in educating inner city youth in the “Outdoor Classroom.” This is a part-time position.

Click here for more details.


Houston Urban Food Production Conference

Look for Urban Harvest at the Houston Urban Food Production Conference on Saturday, August 9. We are giving a presentation about local food marketing. Two tracts are offered, one for backyard gardeners and one for commercial growers.


8th Annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference

Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance, or FARFA, is hosting its annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference on September 15-16 in Bastrop, Texas. Early bird registration ends August 1. 


Seasonal Selections

What are we harvesting?

  • Basil
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Figs
  • Okra
  • Peppers
  • Pole/long beans
  • Southern Peas

What are we planting?

  • Brassica (seeds)
  • Bush Snap Beans
  • Cucumbers, Asian
  • Onions, multiplying
  • Southern Peas
  • Squash, summer
  • Tomatoes, transplant

What are we cooking?


We offer a wide variety of classes throughout the year on topics ranging from organic gardening to rainwater harvesting. See schedule on classes page.

Get Growing!

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!



For a complete listing of participating vendors, click here.

Saturdays at Eastside Street

8am-12pm, Year-round

3000 Richmond Avenue

Music:  Jeffrey Scott Stewart

Vendor: Underbelly

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


500 McKinney Street



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







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.

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