Category Archives: Vegetable Rotation

Growing Plants During Southeast Texas Climate Change

A 2022 OHBA-Organic Educators Talk

In March 2022, I participated in the OHBA-Organic Educators Science Day events by giving an illustrated talk on the above subject. This is a complicated topic that could easily be a a long series of talks and interactive conversations lasting weeks or months. I was asked to talk to an audience of 110 mainly professional and amateur growers many of whom do not mainly grow food plants. The attached pdf is what I came up with.

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Category 5 Climate Change Headed Our Way: Prepare Now

In October 2021, I presented a short slide show to For A More Perfect Union about climate change and what can be done about it. The issue of what is likely to happen and how to prepare both individually and as a society is of utmost importance to everyone on this planet since it will impact all of us. As a food systems anthropologist and community organizer I talk on this subject a lot. The topic of our weather and climate and its implications for economics, food supply, housing, infrastructure, and survival is both complex and alarmingly simple. If you have a Cat 5 coming (and you do), prepare quickly. And if you don’t know how to prepare, get busy and study.

Attached is the slide presentation.

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Where You Can Buy the Book

Year-Round Food Gardening for Houston and Southeast Texas (2019)

As of November 11, 2021

My 511-page book Year-Round Food Gardening for Houston and Southeast Texas is being sold by locally owned green businesses and non-profits that help people grow food crops. It is not on big data out-of-state sites.

Central Houston

Urban Harvest Farmers’ Market (Buffalo near Westheimer) and Classes

Buchanan’s on 11th street in the Heights

Brazos Bookstore on Bissonnet near Kirby

Southwest Fertilizer on Bissonnet near Renwick. 

West Houston 

Blue Willow Bookshop on Memorial at Dairy-Ashford

North Houston

Wabash Feed and Garden on North Shepherd at Crosstimbers

RCW Nursery on 15809 Tomball Parkway at Beltway 8.

Arbor Gate. 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, Texas 77377 west of 249.

Montgomery County–Conroe/Woodlands

Nature’s Way Resources   I-45 north of The Woodlands.

Southern Harris County/Galveston Bay

Maas Nursery.  5511 Todville Rd, Seabrook.  (by March 1, 2020)

Fort Bend County –Richmond

Enchanted Gardens.  6420 FM 359,Richmond, TX. (by March 1, 2020)

Brazoria County

Moring Star Prairie Plants 21107 Pecan Bend, Damon, TX 77430.

By Mail Order

Brazos Bookstore

Urban Harvest

Green Life Aquaponics.

Blue Willow Bookshop on Memorial at Dairy-Ashford

Glenbrook Ecologic

Some of the vendors listed at the top of the page may also mail books.

Wholesale Only

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Figs in Southeast Texas

2012 Ag Ext Figs 2

I presented this talk on Figs to Harris County Master Gardeners in 2012. It was based in part on the extensive work on figs locally by J. Stewart Nagel, Ph.D.

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A Possible 8-bed Vegetable Garden Rotation Scheme

The pdf chart below is one method for figuring out how to change the location of vegetables by season. It helps diversify the plant locations over the years while making use of the year round climate in Southeast Texas and all the space. The chart is just a demo that you will want to adjust for your own tastes and land.

A Vegetable Bed Rotation

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