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Want Backyard Chickens

Want Backyard Chickens

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CLASSES TO GROW BY
 
Urban Harvest offers year round education in topics ranging fromorganic gardening to rainwater harvesting to sustainability &permaculture.
 
WHAT:
Keepingchickens and ducks aspets is becoming widelyacceptable in suburbanareas. Learn the manybenefits of keepingbackyard poultry alongwith information aboutvarious breeds, housingdesigns and expectedmaintenance.
WHEN:
Saturday, Oct19, 9-11 a.m.
WHERE:
A privateresidence East of downtown near Clinton& Waco.
COST:
$36 for non-members; $24 for members
 For a complete schedule, please visit our classes page. 
 
LEARNING IN THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM
 
14th Annual2014 Fruit TreeSale
 
Save the Date! 
Our 14th Annual FruitTree Sale is coming!
Saturday, January 18Rice University'sStadium Parking Lot
 Stay tuned for moredetails & classes!Join us this October 26th for the secondannual OktOHBAfest!With live local music,lite bites from top local
 
Growing a School Food Revolution!
 
Kids in our school garden programs will be celebrating Food Dayduring the week of October 21 with "
Tastes From the Garden" 
Education Curriculum. We willfeature freshly harvested and foraged fall vegetables in simpleand easy to prepare recipes. Weinvite you to celebrate withus! Food Day is a nationwide
 
celebration of healthy, affordableand sustainably produced foodand a grassroots campaign for better food policies. Join HISD'sown Food Revolution Hero Kellie Alcorn-Karavias& gardeneducators across thenation! Head to our UrbanHarvest Farmers Markets toprepare healthy recipes with localseasonal produce.
(photo: Kellie Alcorn-Karavias on the right with Alice Waters in the center and two student chefs!)
 Want to further nutrition education at your child's school or tostart/enhance a school garden? Apply now for a school gardengrant offered by The Whole Kids Foundation.Then sign up for our  two-part class series: Starting a School Community Garden on
 
November 2 & 16, 2013.
OUR FARMERS MARKETS
 
Saturdays at EastsideStreet
 8am-12pm, year-round
Music: 
 andhis HCC Jazz Ensemble Featured Vendor : AnimalFarm  Animal Farm is a CertifiedOrganic farm located in CatSpring about an hour west of Houston. A long time vendor at the markets, Animal Farmproduces the highest qualityheirloom vegetables. Their 
Sundays at EastsideStreet
 11am-3pm, year-round
Music: Wild Rabbit SaladFeatured Event :
The GreatSweet Potato Harvest
 We invite kids of all ages to joinus this Sunday for an eventthat celebrates the season!Learn all about this versatileroot vegetable and harvestyour very own to take home.Chef German Mosquera will bechefs and an unlimitedflow of top quality craftbeers from BuffaloBayou Brewing Co., it'ssure to be anOktOHBA-blast with100% of net proceedssupporting organiceducation and theSustainabilityScholarship Fund. For tickets and to learnmore, click here. 
SeasonalSelections
 
SweetPotatoes
Eggplant
Southern Peas
Collard Greens
Cucumbers
Peppers
Basil
Okra
Melons
Persimmons
Squash
Long Beans
The Farm BillNeeds Your Input!
 
 
farm is truly a marvel to beseen in person, so be sureand check out their upcoming farm dinner  with Chef Soren Pedersen thisSaturday, Oct 19th.onsite to demo some fun andunique preparations for theFall's most beloved tuber thatyou can try at home!Farm and RanchFreedom Alliance is a501c4 that lobbies onbehalf of small,sustain-able producersat the state andnational level. Learnabout how the newFood Safety bill willaffect small to mid-sized sustainableagricultural producerson the FARFAwebsite. Scroll down tothe bottom of the pageto learn about how totake action. Thecomment period endsNov. 15th. 

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