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Community Education Program

A core mission of CUAS is teaching and learning. We have an unwavering commitment to develop and promote an inclusive and sustainable learning culture through community-based learning. CUAS's Community Education Program offers a wide variety of non-credit classes that are open to general public. Courses are taught my UHD faculty and staff, and community professionals and cover topics such as nutrition and agriculture, planning and economic development, and energy and environment. All classes are taught on-site at the University of Houston-Downtown. 

UHD Faculty, Staff, and Students get a special discounted rate of 50% off the regular price.

Disclaimer: Please note these are not certifications or certificate program courses.

Summer Semester, 2018

Waste Not, Want Not. Bokashi and Vermicomposting

Stop throwing your food scraps in the trash. Come to learn the how-to's and the benefits of bokashi and vermicomposting. Physical limitations, space limitations, deed restrictions – any number of things may limit a gardener’s ability to compost in bins or piles. However, ANY gardener or homeowner can practice bokashi and vermicomposting.

Bokashi composting uses kitchen scraps of all kinds, including meat and dairy products, mixed with inoculated bran to make compost faster than bin composting. Vermicomposting uses composting worms to recycle kitchen, garden, and specific paper wastes. The worms turn the waste into worm castings that are nutrient rich. There are no refunds on classes.

Date Offered: August 11, 2018 (Saturday)
Times: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Cost: $30 (50% for UHD faculty, staff, students, and Alumni)
Instructor: Angela Chandler
Location: University of Houston-Downton (One Main Street). Students will receive an email with classroom and parking information a week before the first day of class

Register for Introduction to Waste Not, Want Not

About the Instructor: Angela Chandler is a life-long hobby gardener. Angela holds Specialist Certifications in Plant Propagation, Entomology, Rainwater Harvesting, and Greenhouse Management. She enjoys teaching a variety of garden subjects and her blogs regularly on her site ( She tends a 1 acre garden in Highlands, Texas that includes vegetables, fruits, herbs, ornamentals and a small home nursery. With her husband, Fred, she manages a flock of chickens, a pair of goats, and organically manages her beehives.


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