The Education Series, supported by grants from Walmart of Del Rio, was developed by the Del Rio Parks Foundation with the goal of engaging local residents of all ages with informative and instructional programming designed to improve health and wellness. Classes are free and open to all members of our community. Refreshments will be provided at each class.

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The Community Garden is located at 210 Jones Street, across from Brown Plaza in the historic San Felipe neighborhood. All classes will meet here unless otherwise noted.


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October 27, 2018 - 10 am
Coffee Brewing 101
Instructor: Natalie Granatelli

Led by local coffee extraordinaire, Natalie Granatelli of Branelli Coffee Co., the class will explore the many ways to brew coffee and the benefits of each method. Enjoy free cups of coffee while trying out the brewing process yourself.

November 3, 2018 - 10 am
San Felipe Bird Watching
Instructor: Karen Gleason

Karen Gleason, local writer and birdwatcher, will lead a serene, informative morning bird watching class and walk. Bring the kids and a pair of binoculars!

November 17, 2018 - 10 am
Homemade House
Instructor: Minda Pfeil

Minda Pfeil of Hudspeth River Ranch will present a class on homemade remedies and recipes. This class is a continuation of our popular homesteading class. Join us in this hands-on session and learn how to make items you use every day, improving your home and health!

December 15, 2018 - 10 am
DIY Fertilizer
Instructor: Rafael Flores

Rafael Flores of Armpit of Texas and his wife Adriana often use their amazing homegrown produce in the world-class food they serve at Armpit of Texas. The public is invited to learn how to make the very same fertilizer used to grow their abundant local produce.

April 20, 2019 - 10 am
From Waste to Sprout
Instructor: Maria Onofre

To ring in the spring, local farmer and food expert Maria Onofre of Granja la Negra will present a class on growing food from scraps. Kids are also invited to get their hands dirty (and have fun!) making seed bombs.

May 18, 2019 - 10 am
5-Minute Bread
Instructor: Chef Adan Cortez

Local chef and educator Adan Cortez will teach the public how to make delicious homemade bread in only 5 minutes at this educational cooking class.

Every third Thursday of the Month - 6 pm
Mystery Box Cooking Class Instructors: Chef Adan Cortez & Del Rio High School Culinary Arts Program Students

Bring any item from your pantry or fridge to the community garden and watch as the Chef and his students transform random ingredients into to a scrumptious dish for everyone. Come hungry!