OCTOBER 15

A POLLINATOR PARTY TO HONOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

Children & Family Class 1:30-2:30
1 Child & Optional Parent
$40 suggested donation

Additional Child $25

PLANTING YOUR WINTER GARDEN
Adult Class  10:00 a.m. - Noon
$45 per person suggested donation

NOVEMBER 19

GROWING THE FOOD OF HOSPITALITY
Children & Family Class 1:00-2:00
1 Child & Optional Parent
$40 suggested donation

Additional Child $25

PLANTING FEAST FOODS
Adult Class  10:00 a.m. - Noon
$45 per person suggested donation

DECEMBER 10

SOLSTICE IN THE GARDEN
Children & Family Class 1:00-2:00
1 Child & Optional Parent
$40 suggested donation

Additional Child $25

STARTING YOUR TOMATOES
Adult Class  10:00 a.m. - Noon
$45 per person suggested donation

Where

Hope Farms
10401 Scott Street
Houston, TX 77051

Questions? Contact

LaShaunta Collier, Administrative Coordinator
Recipe for Success Foundation 
713-520-0443 
info@recipe4success.org

 

 

FALL GARDENING CLASSES
with Master Garden Educator
Ashly Tamayo


This season we will honor the traditions of our continent's Indigenous People as we acknowledge our partners in gardening: Mother Earth, the sun & rain, birds, butterflies & bees, understand their unique roles in the garden and learn how to weave them into our own food growing adventures. 


FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

Saturday, October 15 |1:30 - 2:30 p.m..
A Pollinator Party
Honoring Indigenous People's Day in the Garden

Mother Nature is a powerful partner in our garden.  Let's learn to work with her. We will plant a pollinator garden to support butterflies, bees, and birds in sync with the rhythm of the seasons and wildlife migratory patterns and to understand how they all work together to generate our food.  We will harvest, taste and plant edible flowers and herbs. (Children 7-12 may attend alone and parents are encouraged to accompany their 5 & 6 year old children.)

 Saturday, November 19 | 1:00-2:00
Growing the Food of Hospitality

Throughout history, feast days – when we welcome family, friends, and strangers to our table, have been aligned with the harvests.  We will explore how the Indigenous People of North America and new arrivals from Europe each brought their own food traditions to that long ago fall harvest feast, and understand how that early intermingling of foodways formed the bedrock for how we eat now.  In the garden, we will discover the food of hospitality as reflected in the diverse cultures that make up Houston today. We will harvest, taste and plant a new garden of carrots and other goodies. (Children 7-12 may attend alone and parents are encouraged to accompany their 5 & 6 year old children.)

 Saturday, December 10 | 1:00-2:00
Our Winter Solstice Garden

We will learn about photosynthesis and the light needs of different plants along with identifying the plant parts we eat. We will understand why it's important to plant food at the right time of the year, depending on the part of it we eat, and why eating seasonally is so important to the cycles of nature.   We will harvest, taste and plant a new garden of leafy greens and herbs. Children 7-12 may attend alone and parents are encouraged to accompany their 5 & 6 year old children.)

FOR ADULTS

Saturday, October 15 | 10:00 - Noon
Planting Your Winter Garden

Fall is one of the most bountiful seasons in Houston. Learn how to interplant food crops for maximum production in small spaces and how to incorporate companion planting to deter insects and disease.  We will harvest, taste and plant in this hands-on class.

 Saturday, November 19 | 10:00 - Noon
Planting Feast Foods
As we enter the season of feasts, we will build out our garden to echo the many unique traditions and intermingling of contemporary foodways that reflect Houston's rich cultural diversity, with nutrient dense foods that will stand up to the season. We will harvest, taste and plant
in this hands-on class.

Saturday, December 10 | 10:00 - Noon
Get Started with Tomatoes
Winter Solstice marks the beginning of longer days and ushers in the time to prepare spring crops that need more light – like tomatoes. We get a jump start on spring in this Tomato Master Class. You will discover methods and techniques along with best varietals for our climate to ensure your best tomato crop ever!  Take a new seedling home for your own garden.