Pat Greer's Kitchen featured speaker for Houston Urban Gardeners

Aug 14 HUG – Preparing & Preserving the Pat Greer Way!

Pat Greer specializes in healthy raw vegan food. She sells prepared foods in her shop and at farmer’s markets, caters and feeds the Dynamos!. She is going to share & demo some tips on how she prepares her snacks & meals. The speaker will begin at 6:30. Bring food to share, a drink, plate, utensil […]

July 10 HUG – Scott Snodgrass of LOAM Agronomics CSA

Scott is a co-founder of Loam Agronomics, a nearly 300 acre farm in Richmond, TX. They began offering  CSA Shares this past March with pick up locations all over Houston. We’ll hear about the farm, what they are planting in July & August and hopefully some tricks on managing in the heat. Loam Agronomics is […]

June 12 HUG – Integrating Animals into Row Crop Gardens

The history of the farm was always a place where animals and plants were rotated in the fields. The animal manure provided fertility for the plants to grow. In the last 75 years, farming has steadily moved away from that. They have created new industries providing fertility through fossil fuel based fertilizers, mined amendments and […]

May 8 HUG – Foodscape Revolution author Brie Arthur

Foodscape Revolution author Brie Arthur Visiting author Brie Arthur talked about her unique approach to pairing edibles with ornamental landscapes and her book, The Foodscape Revolution.   She sold out a case full of her books and autographed them, having a lengthy personal chat with each HUGger.  And it really is a good book and it was a great […]

April HUG – Rainwater for your Garden

Every gardener will tell you rain is the best water for our plants. Nell will answer all our questions on collecting & using rainwater. Did you know that a 1,000 square foot roof can capture over 600 gallons in a 1″ rainfall? How big a system do you need? How to keep it clean & […]

March ’17- Microgreens

How to grow MicroGreens for Fun & Profit 😉 Last month, HUG member James Hinton talked to us about the benefits of microgreens & about his new microgreen business Life Extension Organics. Microgreens are baby plants, harvested right about when they sprout their first true leaves. They differ from sprouts in that sprouts are harvested […]

Feb ’17-Your Spring/Summer Garden w/ the Demeny’s

Mary & Roger are back again with their tips on successful gardening & your spring & summer garden.  How many of you started your tomato seeds as instructed in December?  Well, now & over the next few months, it’s time to start quite a few of our summer crops.  And who wants to bet me […]

Jan ’17- Winter Farming in Houston w/ Tommy Garcia-Prats

The Monday after our first hard freeze in 4 years, Tommy Garcia-Prats of  spoke to us about his experience & progress as a new young farmer after 2 1/2 years at Finca Tres Robles urban farm in Houston’s Eastside. Tommy spoke about his mission to prove farming is an economically viable enterprise that provides great value to the […]

Dec ’16- Holiday Social & Potluck & Show & Tell

Gardeners have the best potlucks! Bring a dish to share, your own cups, plates, utensils to help reduce waste.  Mary & Roger Demeny will be telling us when to start our tomatoes (Hint, it’s real soon) and share her favorite varieties for this area. Meetings are at six thirty at the West Gray Multi-Service Center. Bring […]

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Ray Sher on Foodscaping Your Home

Ray Sher led a conversation about Foodscaping our homes, followed by some basics of healthy soil. Ray grows a lot of food at his home in a nicely Foodcaped yard filled with fruit trees and vegetable growing beds all around his corner lot.  Except in his back yard, all beds are wavy, flowing natural shapes which is what […]

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