Urban Harvest offers year-round adult gardening classes in Houston, in addition to our extensive Youth Education program. Gardening education and nutrition for youth is vital to cultivating healthy kids and healthy communities in Houston. We offer advice, gardening classes, and services to provide parents, teachers, and administrators with information to build and maintain a successful and sustainable school garden program in Houston, TX.
Houston Garden Education
We offer 50+ gardening classes around Houston each year. Subjects range from caring for fruit trees to Certification Courses in permaculture and growing organically. From classrooms to garden sites, there are no age limits when it comes to learning. Want to become a youth gardening educator? Sign up for one of our Edible Academy workshops.
A Short Guide to Edible Gardens
For the past 25 years we have helped to cultivate thriving communities through gardening and access to healthy local food. In this short, 5-PART SERIES, we are going to share our gardening knowledge to help you start a successful edible garden. In each step we will give you the basic knowledge needed to quickly get your garden going.
Year Round Food Gardening for Houston & Southeast Texas
A comprehensive and must have garden guide which explains how to adjust food plant lists, planting schedules and more for the Houston region by Bob Randall, PhD. Dr. Randall is a food systems anthropologist and permaculture designer with a five-decade involvement in food systems both as a researcher, educator, and activist. 12th Addition.
School Gardening Guide
Updated in 2019, the Urban Harvest School Gardening Guide provides families, teachers, and garden educators with resources to help teach children about organic vegetable gardening. It focuses on how to grow and teach about many “highly-likely-to-succeed” vegetables in the Greater Houston area and why these are important plants to us scientifically and culturally. The vegetables covered in this guide wereincluded based on their proven ease of growing, as well as their ability to serve as educational tools.
For over 15 years, Urban Harvest has created school partnerships to develop outdoor classrooms including onsite classes with an Urban Harvest garden educator and project management. Garden education programs are delivered after school or during school to enrich curriculum. Standard subjects include social studies, math, science and language arts. In addition, we explore nutrition, food systems, native habitats and ecosystems at elementary and middle schools in the Houston and Spring Branch ISDs.
The Edible Academy workshops offers CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits meet the Texas Education Agency (TEA) requirements for continuing education. Classes indicating CEPH (Continuing Education Program Hours) meet the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) requirements for sustainable design continuing education.