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Farm to Table Workshop Series

 During these workshops you will learn about the connections between local food insecurities and the global hunger crisis and how you can become an actor of the solution. These classes are intended for the entire family. We encourage you to come 30 minutes early to preview the exhibit 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.Come learn all about soil health, gardening, nutrition-lifestyle and creative culinary techniques to mitigate food waste. The Health Museum is teaming up with local partners: farmers, gardeners, public health organizations and institutions to bring you a holistic series that will give you the tools and insight necessary to create sustainable food sources.

Date and Time:

Classes will be held every Saturday starting October 14th through December 9th, with the exclusion of November 25th, at The Health Museum, from 11:00am to 12:30pm. You can register for the entire 4-part series or individually to each class. 
*Please note the schedule for October 21st – Gardening – Finca Tres Robles

Cost:

  • $50 entire series ($35 for Members) 
  • $15 per individual class ($10 for members)

Members get a $5 discount on each class.
To become a museum member follow this link: become a member ) 

1st Series: 11:00am to 12:30pm

1st Series Registration

October 14th  - Soil Health – Loam Agronomics

How can we ensure the most nutrient-rich foods for our own consumption?

Sustainability - why is protecting biodiversity so important?

Scott Snodgrass, the owner of the 288-acre farm Loam Agronomics in Richmond, will lead the class and discuss why nutrient rich soil is essential to nutrient rich produce. He will then take you through methods to cultivate and sustain nutrient density in your own soil so you can begin growing and harvesting nutrient rich and tasty produce on your own.

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October 21st – Gardening – Finca Tres Robles

*2:00pm-3:30pm

Mitigate the issues of food deserts and food insecurities, and learn how to design and engineer a garden in your own home environment. Agricultural biodiversity and gardening play a key role in providing smallholder farmers with more crop options while also working to reduce the effects of climate change and extreme events such as droughts and floods.

Tommy Garcia-Prats, the Founder and General Manager of Finca Tres Robles Farm, will lead a class that explores engineering and design concepts to help you build your very own garden, no matter how much space you have. Having built his very own farm inside the 610 loop located in Houston’s East Side, Tommy and Museum Science Educators will give you the practical, hands-on tools and understanding you need to design your own garden.

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October 28th – Do More with Your Food – UTSPH & Cook, Learn, Grow

“Up to 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. intended for consumption is not eaten, which equates to about 20 pounds of food per person each month.” Let’s eliminate health disparities and learn ways to battle food insecurities by Doing More With your Food.

Come explore creative culinary techniques to help eliminate food waste with Chef and DrPH student at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Wesley McWhorter, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS. Within the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Chef Wes works in the Culinary Medicine program to educate future physicians on diets that will help future patients prevent risks of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and cancer. Chef Wes will team up with Lori Hinze, Educator, Chef and Director of CookLearnGrow, a mobile children's cooking school creating food literacy amongst children. Join us for individualized, age appropriate techniques, and life skills for a healthy lifestyle and a renewed appreciation of food.

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November 11th – Nutrition/Lifestyle – THM & HCPH

Poor understanding of nutrition and its effects have led to an abundance of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Hunger and malnutrition are the biggest threats to health and education in the world as more people die every year from the effects of hunger than from malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis combined.

Harris County Public Health and The Health Museum are teaming up for this hands-on, interactive workshop that will take you station to station exploring the sensory effects of food, mindful eating, chronic disease management in daily eating, and the importance of micronutrients.  To wrap it all up, there will be an exciting cooking demo! Yes, you can get a taste.

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2nd Series: 11:00am to 12:30pm

2nd Series Registration

November 4th – Gardening – Finca Tres Robles

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November 18th -  Nutrition/Lifestyle – THM and HCPH

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December 2nd – Do More with Your Food – UTSPH & Cook, Learn, Grow

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December 9th – Soil Health – Laughing Frog Farms

How can we ensure the most nutrient-rich foods for our own consumption?

Sustainability - why is protecting biodiversity so important?

Glen Miracle, the owner of laughing frog farms in Hempstead, will lead the class and discuss why nutrient rich soil is essential to nutrient rich produce. He will then take you through methods to cultivate and sustain nutrient density in your own soil so you can begin growing and harvesting nutrient rich and tasty produce on your own.

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