Designing Bountiful Gardens through Permaculture

OctoberOct 13 2019 01:00pm - NovemberNov 24 2019 05:30pm

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DESIGNING BOUNTIFUL GARDENS THROUGH PERMACULTURE CLASS SERIES

6 - SUNDAYS 10/13, 10/20,10/27, (no class 11/3),11/10,11/17 & 11/24/19 UNIV. OF HOUSTON, CENTRAL, Charles McElhinney Hall $325

Designing Bountiful Gardens is open to anyone who has completed the prerequisite classes of Sustainable Living 1 and 2. Knowledge of gardening is not needed as this is A series about design not gardening. This module is over 6 Sundays totaling 30 class hours. Pre-registration is required.

Bountiful Gardens focuses on the design of family gardens in its context of being an element in the design of a home or farm property using permaculture principles. Initially we survey the permaculture of vegetables, fruits, domestic animals and the factors we use to place these for maximum productivity and minimum labor. Later in the course we learn some basic gardening skills along with how to design and build a garden. Water, soil, pest management, garden ecology, and climate are also featured. The price for the series includes materials and catered lunch at one of the field trips to Animal Farm Permaculture Center in Cat Spring, TX. We will have a potluck at one of the field trips. You will want to bring a lunch to the other classes.

Class 1: Sunday, October 13, 2019 1pm - 5:30pm at the University of Houston

Class 2: Sunday, October 20, 2019 1pm - 5:30pm at the University of Houston

Class 3: Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:30am-5pm at Animal Farm Permaculture Center, Cat Spring, TX

SKIP class Sunday November 3 – Urban Harvest 25th Anniversary Sunday Supper

Class 4: Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:30am-5pm at Animal Farm Permaculture Center, Cat Spring, TX

Class 5: Sunday, November 17, 2019 1pm - 5:30pm at the University of Houston

Class 6: Sunday, November 24, 2019 1pm - 5:30pm at the University of Houston

Payment plans are available as well as family, financial and veteran discounts. Call the office to speak with the classes coordinator. There are no refunds on classes.

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University of Houston, Central, Charles McElhinney Hall, Room 106

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UH Building Map: Charles McElhinney Hall: https://www.uh.edu/maps/index.php#/details/show/M NOTE Charles McElhinney Hall on the campus map is between entrances 13 & 14, [click on the map, roll in for a closer look and the building will appear on the map. Move the map around by holding down the mouse left key] Allow at least 10 minutes walking time, so please arrive early · From the north or downtown, take I-45 South, exit Cullen, turn right/south, enter University of Houston central campus, go through lights at Elgin, Holman, UH entrance 14, UH entrance 13-Cougar Village. Turn left at the next light at Wheeler Ave. · From the south take I-45 North, exit Elgin-Lockwood/Cullen Blvd, follow the signs closely (it can get confusing) to Cullen and turn left under the freeway, enter University of Houston central campus, go through lights at Elgin, Holman, UH entrance 14, UH entrance 13-Cougar Place. Turn left at the next light at Wheeler Ave. · After turning left onto Wheeler from Cullen, turn right into the first driveway. This is Lot 9C, park on the left side of the driveway. We have permission to park in this lot although the lot parking signs says a permit is required. Do not park in reserved spaces and do not park immediately behind the building on the corner of Wheeler.

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