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Creating Edible Landscapes That Are More Than a Veggie Garden

More people are wanting edible gardens, but not the typical isolated area of raised beds between gravel paths, but rather a more typical ornamental garden that replaces some or all of the ornamental plantings with edible ones.

Office of Sustainability, LGBTQ Resource Center Partner for Meetup

The gathering, which will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Student Center South Skyline Room, will focus on social auditing and is open to everyone.

Sustainability Fest Returns to UH

UH students, faculty and staff can attend the annual event, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Butler Plaza. It will feature educational activities and displays from 40 exhibitors.

Six Top-Level Sustainability Fest Sponsors Recognized

UH Administration and Finance Marketing, Catering on Cullen, the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Special Events, Whole Earth Provision Co., Houston B-cycle and Budget Dumpster all made donations worth more than $301 to the event.

Office of Sustainability Joins MVP for Rock the Campus

The community service event is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11 and will include the planting of fig trees in the Campus Community Garden, as well as weeding and mulching Shasta’s Prairie.

Bike/Pedestrian Transit Projects to Benefit UH

A cart path along Brays Bayou will provide a direct link from campus to the Energy Research Park. In addition, a connection bridge is being built over the bayou for cyclists and pedestrians.

Cool Season Color is Coming

Gardeners across the city are looking forward to the cooler fall temperatures and eager to get summer's tired annuals out of the garden.

Student Team Wins National Sustainability Award

The group was one of seven award recipients honored at the opening ceremony of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference and Expo in Baltimore on Oct. 9.

New Board at Cougar Woods Details Sustainability Efforts

Visitors to the dining hall can read all about how UH Dining is committed to environmental sustainability.

Submit Sustainability-Related Works in Creative Expressions Contest

Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit original written or visual works to the Office of Sustainability by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31.

Volunteers, Sponsors, Exhibitors Needed for Sustainability Fest

The zero-waste event will take place at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 in Butler Plaza

Whole Foods Community Giving Day to Aid Garden

On Oct. 5, a portion of the sales at 10 Houston-area stores will be donated to the University of Houston’s Campus Community Garden.

Growing the World's Healthiest Vegetables

Broccoli, cauliflower, collards, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kohlrabi, Romanesco, and Chinese stem broccoli (gailan) are members of the Oleracea species in the Mustard Family of Brassicas. They all grow best between 55 and 70 degrees. Except for the coldest parts of our area, this means you should grow them in mid-October to mid-April.

METRO Board Member Talks Transportation

Christof Spieler, the guest speaker at the first sustainability meetup of the fall semester, discussed how METRO dramatically redesigned its bus network to improve frequency, reliability and convenience.


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