Classes at Sown & Grown This New Year!

So it's finally happening, a whole slew of classes are coming to you from Sown & Grown this new year! From the fundamentals of compost to why eating seasonally is best for your nutrition, we'll be tackling a host of topics to green your thumb and make some delicious magic in your kitchen. Here are the first few classes scheduled for January and February...

COMPOSTING FUNDAMENTALS

Offered:
January 9 (Saturday), 10-11AM
OR
February 10 (Wednesday), 6-7PM

Admission: $25 for 1 hour hands-on lecture

Location: Sown & Grown @ Houston Makerspace (3605 Texas St 77003)

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Synopsis: Composting Fundamentals will introduce students to the wonderful world of soil science and the role of compost in building healthy soil systems. Understanding the fundamentals of compost as it relates to soil building is the best tool any gardener has for successfully growing hardy plants sustainably. Key principles this class will cover include defining good compost, understanding how compost benefits our soil structure, distinguishing the two main methods for composting (Active vs. Static), how to set up your own home system, and troubleshooting techniques to keep our compost systems healthy. This class also includes an interactive tour of the Houston Makerspace Demonstration Garden compost systems. Students will leave empowered to start their very own compost system that day. This hour long class has an admission of $25.

BASICS OF BACKYARD GARDENING

Offered:
January 30 (Saturday), 10-11:30AM
OR
February 24 (Wednesday), 6-7:30PM

Admission: $25 for 90 min. hands-on lecture

Location: Sown & Grown @ Houston Makerspace (3605 Texas St 77003)

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Synopsis: This workshop will introduce students to fundamental principles for successfully starting, or redesigning, their own backyard garden. These principles include discussion of Houston climate and growing seasons, the best soil types for your garden, how to design a garden that will work best for your lifestyle, which plants and plant varietals will make you a successful backyard gardener, and a brief introduction to composting. Students will enjoy an Intro to Backyard Gardening presentation followed by an interactive tour of the Sown & Grown demonstration gardens at Houston Makerspace. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard gardening adventures successfully. This class is limited to a small class size to ensure every student receives individual attention and has time to ask all of their burning gardening questions. All materials are provided. The admission for this hour long class is $25 per student. We are happy to invite young gardeners over the age of thirteen to this workshop.

SEASONAL NUTRITION & YOUR DINNER PLATE: FALL/WINTER EDITION

Offered:
January 13 (Wednesday), 6PM-7PM
OR
February 13 (Saturday), 10AM-11AM
Admission: $25 for a 1 hour hands-on lecture
Location: Sown & Grown @ Houston Makerspace (3605 Texas St 77003)

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Synopsis: Sown & Grown Farm’s Seasonal Nutrition & Your Dinner Plate class is designed to teach students about the importance of eating seasonally for our health and nutrition and how to do it simply and deliciously. Students will become familiar with fall and winter seasonal produce options, where to find these fresh options around Houston, and how to cook delicious meals with them in their home kitchens. Farmer Becca will discuss recipes and kitchen tips to help you make your kitchen a chef’s kitchen when cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients. This class includes an interactive tasting-tour of the Sown & Grown Houston Makerspace Gardens, so bring an open mind and adventurous palate! This class is limited to a small class size to ensure every student receives individual attention and has time to ask all of their burning gardening questions. All materials are provided. The admission for this hour long class is $25 per student. We are happy to invite young gardeners over the age of thirteen to this workshop.

See you soon!

With love,
Farmer Becca