Getting Started Growing your Own Food

Most of this is adapted from Master Gardener Mary Demeny’s  Tips for a successful garden in our area & Starting Your Fall Garden in July talk at HUG. Easiest crops for the new gardener:  Greens, long beans, sweet potatoes, Okra.  Maybe peppers. But the last two will need a lot of sun and Okra needs a lot […]

Environmental Impact of Our Food

For Earth Month – Our local practioner of Regenerative Agriculture, Glen Miracle of Laughing Frog Farm, will talk about the environmental damage caused by our big agriculture & food systems. And about better ways. At Laughing Frog Farm, Glen practices permaculture, biodynamics and Holistic Pasture Manament, rotating sheep, chickens and vegetable crops mimicking nature as […]

Microbes & the soil food web

Compost & Microbes w/ Daniel Millikin

Daniel Millikin of the Hermann Park Conservancy is back to talk about all kinds of composting. And how to help the soil microbes fetch the nutrients needed to help your plants grow.  The nutrients are out there…

Bare Root Fruit Trees at Wabash

Dianne Norman of Wabash Feed will talk about the value & varieties of bare root trees, shrubs & vines available at Wabash now. Get them now & save $$ before they leaf out & have to be planted at which time they will become more expensive. Interesting varieties & how to care for them. The program […]

Fruit Trees w/ Dr Bob Randall

  Get prepared for upcoming fruit tree sales. Urban Harvest founder Dr. Bob Randall will tell us about the best varieties for our area. The program will begin at 6:30. Bring food to share, a drink, plate, utensil and items for the door prize ( plants, garden & food related books & the like).

Tomatoes & Show & Tell with the Demenys

At this month’s meeting, Mary & Roger will talk tomato varieties & tips so you can shop and be ready to start seeds in late Dec/early Jan.  And then be ready with your gardening tip to share.  Because we are going around the circle, sparing no one. The program will begin at 6:30. Bring food to […]

Soil Science & Organic Practices at McGovern Centennial Gardens

Daniel Millikin will tell us about soil science and other organic horticulture techniques as practiced at the McGovern Centennial Gardens. A few of us got a tour with Danny where it seemed like they solved almost all problems with compost tea!. They also practiced a composting method I had never heard of that was utilized […]

Bee2Bee Beekeeping Service

Nicole Buergers of Bee2Bee Honey Collective spoke about her mission to provide healthy, sustainable habitat for honeybees and promote urban beekeeping via beekeeping services and local honey sales. A beekeeping service is where a beekeeper installs and maintains the beehives on your property, whether that is residential, commercial or farm property. Similar to a landscaper […]

Pat Greer's Kitchen featured speaker for Houston Urban Gardeners

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 […]

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 […]