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Build-A-Bed: How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden from Scratch


Interested in growing your own vegetables at home but aren't sure where to start? Join the experts from Edible Earth Resources to learn how to build your own raised vegetable garden. Take part in the entire process from start to finish in this two hour hands-on demonstration in their training garden at Houston Makerspace. Topics covered include site selection, frame materials, soils, construction, and planting for the current season.

The cost is $50 per person, and those under 15 years of age may come along and watch for free. All participants should wear clothes that can get dirty, a pair of gloves, and closed-toed shoes to ensure all of your toes leave with you. Students will also leave equipped with the knowledge to start their own garden right away, including seeds and/or seedlings to plant a 4’ by 8’ raised bed. Build-A-Bed kits will be available for purchase, as well, which includes pre-cut lumber and hardware to build a 4’x8’ bed. Simply pick up soil on your way home and you will be ready to build and plant this weekend. Hands-on classes are limited in size to ensure ample time with your professor.

About Your Instructors:

Edible Earth Resources is a full service Houston-based edible gardening firm intent on bringing fresh fruits and veggies to yards all over the city. Specializing in edible landscapes, fruit tree installations, and restaurant gardens, they are the best in the business if you want to turn your property into a fruiting paradise. More info at:

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