Hermann Park Conservancy's FREE garden class series in the McGovern Centennial Gardens continues with a session on pruning.
At the beginning of each new year, gardeners wander out into their landscape knowing it’s time to prune their trees, but many don’t have the specific knowledge to safely and correctly prune their most valuable landscape assets. We invite you to come learn from a master, Dr. Bob Randall, who will join us to teach basic theory and execution of tree pruning.
Dr. Bob Randall is one of the eight founders of Urban Harvest and was Executive Director from its beginning until he retired after 21 years of leadership in early 2008. Bob has played a major local and national role in the development of area community gardens, school gardens, farmers’ markets, organic gardening classes, organic landscaping. He’s also been an advocate for local food of the highest quality for several decades. He has taught at 6 universities. Most recently, he taught to teach fruits, vegetables, organics, climate, and sustainable living through permaculture. Bob is Treasurer of Houston’s organic landscaping education effort: the Organic Horticulture Benefits Alliance (OHBA). Bob is the author of the best-selling Year Round Vegetables, Fruits, and Flowers for Metro Houston – A Natural Approach Using Ecology, and writes a monthly Sunday gardening column in the Houston Chronicle, “In the Garden with Urban Harvest.”
This class is free and open to the public. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, click the ticket link above.
The Family Garden is an edible, interactive garden, designed to showcase vegetables, herbs, fruit, citrus, and berries that can be grown successfully in the Houston area. The entire Houston community is invited to participate in cultivating these beds, and to experience the touch, the scents, the colors, and the taste of fresh vegetables and herbs. You may see beds in various stages of production, from newly-planted all the way to harvest-ready. To learn more about the Family Garden, visit -> hermannpark.org/poi/121/