(281) 351-8851 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, Texas 77377
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Classes

Be Informed!

*There is no fee for classes unless otherwise noted*

The Arbor Gate’s frequent and wide-ranging classes, workshops, and special events provide enriching information and experiences throughout the gardening year. Our participants gain not only knowledge, but also inspiration and the incentive to get gardening! get cooking! get landscaping! get building that compost heap! get welding! and the list goes on!

Presenters range from published authors to local experts, some Arbor Gate favorites and others brand new to our audiences. Numerous authors of the books we stock are popular class and workshop presenters.

During the fall season until early December, and beginning again in the new year, a full and descriptive schedule, including speakers’ credentials and specific topics, are posted on the website at arborgate.com. Website sign-up makes it easy and convenient to get involved.

Whether your interest is horticultural, culinary, or artistic, there’s a class (or two or three) for you! So sign up, mark your calendars, and be ready to be energized and renewed.

MGCEU: Classes marked with an “MGCEU” are eligible for Master Gardener Continuing Education.

As Buckminster Fuller said, “You can never learn less, you can only learn more.”

Our Classes

Lunch with the Experts: Hampered by Holiday Stress
Cynthia Graham, RN, BSN
Wednesday,October 24,2018-12:00 PM
Cynthia Graham, RN, BSN
Wednesday,October 24,2018-12:00 PM

Brown bag your way to a greener thumb! This class is part of our Lunch with the Experts series. You bring your lunch and we provide the beverage! Classes run from Noon to 1 PM.

No, really, we aren’t just going to talk about holiday stress (Buzz words-Adrenal Fatigue/Exhaustion).  I will introduce you to plants like Turmeric, Ginger, Ashwagandha, and many others known for their adaptogenic qualities.  Adaptogenic-It’s just a big herbalist term meaning a body system booster.  Adaptogens assists various organs in the body to calm down and deal with stress in a more balanced way.  Many of you will be surprised by all the things in life that cause your body stress.  It’s not just the boss or your spouse and kids, though they can definitely add to the pile.  Join us for an out of the box discussion and a bit of fun.

Cynthia Graham is an RN (BSN-UT Houston) with an avid interest in traditional home remedies, cultural healing practices, and mind body-disciplines. She has studied holistic practices as far away as Beijing, China and as near as San Marcos, Texas. Her practice settings include barns, campgrounds, archeological digs, schools, doctors’ offices and hospitals. Cynthia is a Certified Qi Gong Instructor and Aroma Therapist.

Lunch with the Experts: Wintery Brews
Cynthia Graham, RN, BSN
Wednesday,October 10,2018-12:00 PM
Cynthia Graham, RN, BSN
Wednesday,October 10,2018-12:00 PM

Brown bag your way to a greener thumb! This class is part of our Lunch with the Experts series. You bring your lunch and we provide the beverage! Classes run from Noon to 1 PM.

Do you get a cold every year? Sinus infections? Does flu hit you hard or even throw you right into pneumonia? Fyre Cider and other wintery brews are a natural way to fight the viruses and boost your immunity. I won’t lie it has earned its name. But you won’t be disappointed as the winter rolls in, the weather changes, you can prepare early to avoid these discomforts or use them as remedies if you miss the early signs. Taste testing will be provided.

Cynthia Graham is an RN (BSN-UT Houston) with an avid interest in traditional home remedies, cultural healing practices, and mind body-disciplines. She has studied holistic practices as far away as Beijing, China and as near as San Marcos, Texas. Her practice settings include barns, campgrounds, archeological digs, schools, doctors’ offices and hospitals. Cynthia is a Certified Qi Gong Instructor and Aroma Therapist.

Lunch with the Experts: Water for Wildlife
Angela Chandler The Garden Academy
Wednesday,September 26,2018-12:00 PM
Angela Chandler The Garden Academy
Wednesday,September 26,2018-12:00 PM

Brown bag your way to a greener thumb! This class is part of our Lunch with the Experts series. You bring your lunch and we provide the beverage! Classes run from Noon to 1 PM.

Birds, butterflies, bees, and all kinds of four-legged garden creatures need water – every day, all year long. You can provide water for wildlife in various ways. The return is immeasurable! It is hours of fun watching all the action. Bees and butterflies are valuable pollinators. Birds are great pest control, and many have lovely songs to sing. Providing dependable water is more than just putting out a birdbath. We will cover various ways to provide fresh, clean water for everything from a tiny bee to larger wildlife, even deer for those of you with acreage. No pesky mosquitoes either!

MGCEU: Waller County

Angela Chandler is a lifelong gardener with a passion for learning and teaching. She tends a 1/2 acre garden in Highlands, Texas that includes ornamentals, fruits, a small experimental nursery, a flock of Buff Orpington chickens, and a Lab mix named Harley. Her gardening adventures would not be possible without her husband, Fred – always willing to help unload leaves, compost and help build beds. Angela is a member of the Harris County Master Gardener Association – Retired, and a member of the Garden Writer’s Association.