Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
October 2009
UH’s Green Grade Improves to B- in College Report Card Ratings

Employee Spotlight
Leah Wolfhal: Community Garden Coordinator

Events Calendar

Check out the October Sales at Your Campus Bookstore

Department of Public Safety
Traffic Alert on Wheeler Street

Dining Services
Win a $250 Gift Card

Five Dollar Friday

Don't Miss
Oktoberfest Party

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Green UH
Join the EcoReps

Campus Garden Planting and Dedication

Green Hero -
Huong Nguyen

Human Resources
HR Training Updates

FY10 Mandatory Training

Parking and Transportation
Review of Cougar Line Service

Plant Operations
Hurricane Ike Build-Back - E. Cullen and Athletics

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Leah Wolfhal: Community Garden Coordinator

Houston, October 5, 2009 – The campus recently got greener with the addition of the new community garden coordinator, Leah Wolfthal. Leah’s primary role is to foster community involvement in the newly dedicated and planted Cougar Community Garden in Lynn Eusan Park. Her task will include organizing and coordinating volunteer involvement in regular garden maintenance and special events.

Leah has special plans for the garden but notes that her first priority is to get the garden to be a healthy producer of vegetables to be consumed in on-campus dining facilities. “The garden will be a resource for learning about urban sustainability, ecology and other student and faculty research interests,” Leah added. “It will serve as a site for fun, reflection, and for taking responsibility for our environment.”

The Cougar Community Garden program was started in the spring of 2009 as part of the University of Houston’s efforts towards sustainability. Its purpose is to teach the campus community where and how our food is grown as well as to promote sustainable gardening practices.

Knowing that in order for the garden to be successful and serve this purpose, Leah has been busy meeting with several student organizations including MVP, the Metropolitan Volunteer Program. MVP has considerable interest in the well-being of the garden and was a great supporter at the garden dedication on October 1.

You can get involved too. For more information about the garden or about volunteering opportunities, contact Leah at