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The 2017 Del Rio Parks Foundation Education Series is free and open to all members of our community. The Series brings together knowledgeable instructors from around Del Rio to offer everyone a chance to learn something new.

All classes are free and fresh snacks will be prepared at each class. All classes will meet at the Del Rio Community Garden unless otherwise noted. 


The Community Garden is located at
210 Jones Street, across from Brown Plaza



March 2, 2017 | 5:30 PM
How Fresh is Fresh?
Instructor: Maria Onofre

Do you know where your food comes from? Join Maria and learn more about produce origins and also the best ways to ensure you're eating fresh all year long by eating what’s in season.

March 9 & April 13, 2017 | 5:30 PM
Mystery Box Cooking Classes

Instructors: Chef Cortez and Armpit of Texas Cooking Show

What’s that weird ingredient in the back of your cupboard? Bring it! Chef Adan Cortez will be showing us how to make a masterpiece of a mystery box of food

March 25, 2017 | 9:00 AM
Birding 101

Instructor: Karen Gleason

Join us for a class in basic birdwatching along the San Felipe Creek. Learn about some of the common bird species that call this area home. Bring your binoculars if you have them and meet at the garden.

March 30, 2017 | 5:30 PM
Soil Biology and Simple, Successful Composting
Instructor: Dr. Kevin Young

Join Dr. Kevin Young, biology professor at Sul Ross State University, at the Del Rio Community Garden for an informative afternoon session as he shares useful information about adding restorative nutrients to your soil through composting.

April 6, 2017 | 5:30 PM
From Waste to Sprout
Instructor: Maria Onofre

Waste no more! Turn your grocery store scraps into seeds and sprouts and watch your savings grow as we show you how to replant your produce and replenish itself.

May 4, 2017 | 5:30 PM
Gardening for Small Spaces
Instructor: Kris Reichart-Anderson

No house is too small for a garden! Join Kris and learn how simple it can be to plant and care for an herb garden that will provide you with tasty herbs year round.

May 20, 2017 | 5:30 PM
Women's Only Homesteading 101
Instructor: Minda Pfeil

Wine, food, cheese making and homestead survival—bring a friend and join us for an evening of tips and tricks to make your life tastier, easier and more economical. Be sure to stay after the class for the bonfire (and wine of course). 

June 3, 2017 | 11:00 AM
Backyard Greenhouse Tour and 101
Instructor: Rafael Flores

Curious about greenhouses? Come and take a tour of Rafael's custom built greenhouse and learn the simple steps you can take to build your very own greenhouse.

July 8, 2017 | 11:00 AM
Outdoor Art for Kids
Instructor: Lillie Gamez

Bring the kids for a fun, all-ages hands-on art activity in the garden. We'll have snacks and juice for the kids and coffee for everyone else!

Food Basics for the Classroom
Instructor: Maria Onofre

Want to bring the Series to your 5th or 6th grade classroom? Our experienced instructor Maria Onofre is ready to come to your class armed with the basics in nutrition, food systems and basic gardening. Contact us to schedule a class today!