Our Classes Bolster Local Food Production

Urban Harvest offers a robust and unique calendar of gardening classes, perfect for gardeners of all levels. Last month, we completed our 22nd annual Growing Organic Vegetables series! This 25-hour class series covers everything you need to know for growing organically in the Houston area. There is nothing quite like it. Mark, a class participant, shared, “The class has been a game-changer in my back yard…and will, forever, be the most impactful thing I’ve done to positively impact my harvests season after season…Many many thanks to Dr. Randall and Gary for their commitments to share their knowledge, wisdom and experiences.”

From classes like Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening to Edible Landscaping to our one-of-a-kind series like Fruit Tree Pruning, Designing Through Permaculture, and Growing Organic Vegetables, our classes are adapted to meet the needs of the Houston area gardener. Our classes expose Houstonians to our particular seasons, soil, and conditions, train people to work with our deluge and drought weather, and inspire everyone to give gardening a try. While more than two-thirds of participants indicate that they did not have prior experience with the class’ topics, 96% say that they feel confident that they can – and will – use the information they learned in upcoming months.

This summer, explore the classes we offer: in June, our Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop takes participants through the process of building community, setting goals, and exploring funding options, as well as introducing participants to the nuts and bolts of creating the garden and ensuring its sustainability. In July, our Fall Vegetable Gardening class will cover when and where to plant, soil preparation, seed germination and transplanting a long list of vegetables. For more classes, check out our class calendar.