Sustainable Farm Life – permaculture farming, organic principles

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We will have at least four classes on permaculture gardening.  We grow in harmony with nature, not trying to defy it.  Our gardens are diverse and bountiful, and are always changing with something new planted every week, adding variety for the soil health and bees and trying to confuse the insect pests.

Reservations required.

We will concentrate on fruit trees, berries, fruit vines and vegetables.  The Dec. 4 and Feb 12 classes are heavy in fruit tree information and the Feb 26 class will concentrate on the spring garden which will include some fruit.  The April 2 class will be primarily on tropical, citrus and heat loving plants.

At these classes we will dig, plant, hoe and get our hands in the dirt.

THERE IS NO POWERPOINT.  The gardens are the classroom.

A digital handout will be provided for future reference–not for you to look at during the class.

Dec 4, 2022—Planting a seven layer forest garden.  This. class will concentrate on fruit trees, berries and grape vines.  There will be plenty of vegetable gardening information included, however.  This class will be from 10:00 until 2:00.

Feb 12, 2023—Planting a seven layer forest garden–similar to the Dec. class, but with different trees available.

Feb 26, 2023—Planting the spring garden with vegetables and fruit.  Lots of permaculture gardening and a little bit of fruit tree info.

April 2, 2023—Planting the summer seven layer garden—citrus, tropicals, maypops, heat loving veg

All classes are $40 per person

Classes on Sundays and begin at 10:00 in the morning and should last about 4 hours.

We suggest you bring a lunch and we will provide salad and some one pot vegan meal (beans and rice,  or soup probably).  Bring a bowl, plate and utensils.

Participants are able to stay after the class and ask questions, walk through the woods, visit the animals, and enjoy the hopefully beautiful weather.

Tickets for the December class are available now.

Permaculture Gardening Class:  Building a seven layer forest garden.  Such a garden is a guild of mutually beneficial plants that help one another and reduce the work of the human that plans and installs it.  We will be focusing on forest gardening and Texas winter crops.  We will install fruit trees, vines, bushes, large vegetables plants, small vegetable plants, herbs, ground covers and root crops in one are to create a small ecosystem on the farm.  The first class will be on Sunday, December 4 and cost $40 per person.  

On Feb 12, we will offer a class on spring permaculture gardening concentrating on fruit trees and for spring gardening.  This class will include fruit tree panting and pruning, 

On Feb 26 we will have a class on preparing for the spring garden.  This class will not spend much time on fruit trees, but concentrate on the plants that need to get in the ground early in the spring like tomatoes and green beans, as well as more heat tolerant plants like squash, peppers, eggplant, okra, etc.  Much of the class is spent on getting to know the soil.

On April 2 we will have a class on the seven layer garden featuring citrus and summer crops.

All classes are similar, just a bit different focus each time.

All classes are $40 per person and are held at the farm outdoors.

More info on the class

Tickets to the Dec class

Farm to Table Dinner–Our next dinner will be in April 2023.

Farmers Markets:   We sell at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market at the corner of Westheimer and Buffalo Speedway in Houston on Saturdays from 8:00 until noon.

 

LFF planting calendar

Please contact us for information about private parties, wedding, etc.

We are a small permaculture farm in northern Waller County, Texas near Hempstead.
We grow for direct sales at farmer markets, offer a CSA, deliver to restaurants, have farm dinners, and have other on-farm events.

Regenerative agriculture is the key to sustainability and we are learning, teaching and practicing what we can.
We grow everything with no synthetic fertilizers, fungicides, pesticides, or herbicides.  We follow organic rules, using permaculture and biodynamic farming principles. We raise produce, chickens for eggs, broiler chickens,  Gulf Coast Native Sheep.

SHEEP FOR SALE We have one proven ram for sale at this time.  We are getting a new ram to introduce new bloodlines.  We also have three ram lambs that are great.  Email me through the contacts page for info. They are priced at $300 each.

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