HOUSTON — Backyard Basics: The Art of Self-Reliance is a series of seven courses for individuals interested in learning how to grow, prepare and preserve food set to begin Sept. 10.
The classes, taught by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service officials in Harris County, cost $25 per session until one week before the class, then are $35. A person may take as many of the different courses as desired.
According to AgriLife Extension, the sessions were developed to help people “enjoy healthy living through home-based food production, food preparation and food preservation.”
The dates, courses, location and times are:
— Sept. 10, Vegetable gardening in small spaces, Buchanan’s Native Plants, 611 E. 11th St., 10 a.m.-noon.
— Sept. 21, Salsa in September, Culinary Institute LeNorte, 7070 Allensby, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
— Sept. 24, Propagating plants by seeds, cuttings, layering and dividing, Buchanan’s Native Plants, 10 a.m.-noon.
— Oct. 8, Growing and cooking with herbs, Buchanan’s Native Plants, 10 a.m.-noon.
— Oct. 15, Making living arrangements with indoor plants, Buchanan’s Native Plants, 10 a.m.-noon.
— Oct. 18, Juicing, drying and freezing, Culinary Institute LeNorte, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
— Nov. 9, Jams and jellies for the holidays, Culinary Institute LeNorte, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
To register, contact Dinora Galaviz at AgriLife Extension’s Harris County office, 281-855-5624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.