I recently learned of a vegetarian family in California that has been growing and preserving most of their own food and living just about self sufficiently on a typical city lot since the '80s. As more and more people become frustrated with GMO foods and commercial agricultural practices, this type of lifestyle has been recently gaining in popularity, but not many people these days have the necessary knowledge or skills. Those attracted to a simpler and sustainable lifestyle or just wanting to learn how to grow their own backyard fruits and vegetables, may be interested in the Houston Urban Harvest classes.
Urban Harvest offers year round education in topics ranging from organic gardening to rainwater harvesting to sustainability & permaculture. Some of the classes include Organic Pest Control, Winter Vegetable Gardening, Preserving the Backyard Harvest, and Growing Citrus in Houston. Most of these classes are priced around $36 but some, such as Dr. Randal's on growing fruit trees in small spaces, are free.
The Urban Harvest Farmers Market also sells, year round, locally produced vegetables, fruits, farm products, dairy products, prepared foods, cut flowers and plants. Some vendors have a loyal following who return every week to buy healthful dishes and products.
For more information, visit their website or call 713.880.5540.