Workshops & Lectures
Small Bed Gardening: For small spaces and first-time gardeners
- Instruction and tips on how to design and construct a garden bed for small spaces.
- Information and examples of raised bed gardens, vertical and trellis gardens, container and bag gardens will be discussed.
- Discussion on soil preparation, seed/plant selection, composting, garden maintenance, pest control, and ecological sustainability.
- Highly recommended for first-time gardeners or those with restricted living space.
Instructor: Libby Culpepper, Master Gardener
URBAN AGRICULTURE ADVOCACY:
- Seizing opportunities to connect with Urban Populations (community residents, schools, religious congregations, social clubs etc.) and interested Stakeholders advocating the value of urban gardening and development of sustainable urban communities.
- Creating Awareness Campaigns to effect this conscience development of sustainable urban communities.
- Conducting Cooking Demonstrations to encourage the practical appliations of healthy food planning in two steps: home grown and home cooked benefits.
Career Day Lectures: “How Sustainable Are You In Your Plan For The Future?”
[attended by Houston Academy for International Studies Students @ HAIS]
Chef conducts Lunch and Learn Lecture: “Developing a Comprehensive Community Sustainability Model”
[attended by University of Houston Doctoral Program Students @ ECO Market Cafe]
Talk and Tour: “Embracing Sustainable Construction and Design in Urban Areas in Need of Redevelopment and Restoration”
[attended by University of Louisiana Lafayette – Architectural Students @ ECO Market Cafe]
Talk and Tour: “Eye on Third Ward: Documenting the Need for Sustainability in Third Ward. What Do We See What Do We Need?”
[attended by Jack Yates High School’s Photography Club @ ECO Market Cafe]
Talk and Tour: “ECOTONE: St. Charles Street Urban Community Garden”
[attended by New Life Church’s Youth Ministry (on Spring Break) from Woodbury, Minnesota @ St. Charles Street Urban Community Garden]
Talk and Tour: “ECOTONE a Comprehensive Community Sustainability Model”
[attended by Texas Women’s University Nursing Students @ ECO Market Cafe]