Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A few updates...

Last Saturday, Oct 20th, was Project Blazing Star. There was an informative talk about the formal Coastal Prairie that originally covered Houston and of the efforts being put into preserving the native prairie in Herman Park. We're trying to plan a Saturday event where a group of us can go and volunteer at the Herman Park.

Furthermore, Horticulture Society is participating in the UH Green Fest that will last from Nov 1st-4th. Here is a flier with detailed information.
On Nov 1st, the Horticulture Society will have a table in front of M.D. Anderson Library, where we will celebrate Sustainability Fest. We will be informing people about what we do and how we're helping the community. We will also be inviting students to make seedballs. Please make sure to take the time out to volunteer. 

Email us at uhgreenhouse@gmail.com for any comments or concerns.

Hope you all are having a great semester.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Meeting Updates

Our Friday meeting (9/28) was very successful and productive. We saw many familiar faces and some new ones. The meeting began with Chris, our treasurer, giving a presentation on the basics of pruning plants to make them grow in the direction you want them to, and later everyone took cuttings of the large rosemary plant to try out propagation. By the end of the meeting, everyone was well-informed and had his/her own cutting which will eventually grow into a new plant.

After the meeting was over, two of our senior members cleaned out the hydroponics system for the aloe vera and ghost peppers. Meanwhile, one member planted numerous seeds - sunflower, basil, broccoli, wild strawberry and okra, to name a few - and Chris took cuttings of Mexican sedum and Christmas cactus for propagation. We all decided that our semester field trip will be to Maas Nursery near Kemah, but the date has not been scheduled yet. We also planned the date for the Plant Sale and have a tentative date for the green roof raking and Project Blazing Star.