BAUUC Community Garden News

The Houston Chronicle recently featured four Bay Area community gardens, including ours, in an interesting article. It‘s encouraging to know that we’re not the only ones constantly battling weeds and in need of volunteers! We have invited the three other community gardener groups to a potluck here at BAUUC on Saturday, August 20th from 11:30 – 1 p.m. We look forward to an exchange of ideas and gardening tips. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially if you’re waiting for cooler weather and looking forward to a winter garden.

Our next BAUUC Community Garden Workday will be on Saturday August 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A big thank you to our watering crew: Jane and David Malin and Cindy Lewis and the intrepid gardeners who showed up on the last workday: Jane and David Malin, George Becker, Mike Wehrman Beatriz Perez-Sweeny and her son and Nathan Veatch.

So far this summer, we have donated 24 lbs. onions to ICM, 7 lbs. to BATP and 10 lbs. tomatoes to ICM and 3 lbs. tomatoes to BATP.

Many thanks to Emily Savino for being our webmaster!

Blog post by Nathan V.

Gearing up for the fall planting season

Yes it’s still summer, yes it’s unbearably hot, but it is time to start planning your fall garden! Read these planting tips from BAUUC’s own garden plot owner, Jane.

FALL PLANTING TIMES

Seeds to Plant in ground around Sept 1
Roma bush beans (Seed, August 15-31)
Carrot (Seed, Sept 1-14)
Parsnip (Seed, Sept 1-7)
Seeds to Plant in ground around October 1
Brussels sprouts (Seed Oct 1-7; Plants Nov 1-15)
Broccoli (Seed Oct 1-14; Plants Oct 24-31)
Cabbage (Seed, Oct. 1-14; Plants, Oct 24-Nov 14)
Arugula (October 1-31)
Plants to Plant in ground around Nov 1
Brussels sprouts (Seed Oct 1-7; Plants Nov 1-15)
Broccoli (Seed Oct 1-14; Plants Oct 24-31)
Cabbage (Seed, Oct. 1-14; Plants, Oct 24-Nov 14)
Seeds to Plant in ground around Nov 1
Arugula (October 1-31)
Lettuce/mesclun (Seed, Oct 16 – Nov 14)
Beets (Seed, Oct 16 – Nov 7)
Swiss chard and perpetual spinach (Chard), (Seed, Oct 16 – Nov 7)
Happy Planting!

Community Garden Potluck – Aug 20, 2016

Join Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church’s Community Gardeners for a potluck! Yep, it’s free!


BAUUC Community Garden members would like to host a potluck in hopes of meeting some of our neighboring Bay Area Community gardeners to exchange ideas, tips, triumphs, etc.

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Bring a dish to pass and join us for a great community building opportunity!

  • Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
  • Where: Bay Area UU Church: 17503 El Camino Real,  Houston, TX 77058
  • When: 11:30am – 1:00pm

For questions, contact us at: info@bauucgarden.org

 

Eat More Onions!

A study in 2006, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, touts the benefits of eating onion. Findings indicate the more onion and other allium vegetables, such as garlic, we eat, the better. In fact, the odds of developing certain cancers is lower among those individuals partaking of this readily available vegetable.

Simple Sautéed Vegetables

  • 1 white or yellow and/or 1 bunch green onions
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1/2 t course ground pepper
  • 1/4 t sugar
  • 1/4 t sea salt

Heat coconut oil in deep skillet or 3-5 quart pot. Add sliced vegetables and sauté in hot oil for a few minutes. Add 1 Tablespoon of water and the sugar. Cover with lid. Cook on low heat for 20-30 minutes. Vent lid if needed. Add pepper and salt within the last couple minutes of cooking.  FANtastic with cornbread!

Serves 3-4

Article by: Deandra Newcomb

Wondering what to plant this June?

One of our gardeners, Jane, has some planting advice for this summer

  • Late April/May/June: yard long bean seeds, basil seeds
  • May/June: Eggplant plants, Seeds – okra, cucuzi/zucchini/summer squash 

What will you be planting this summer?

 

 

Garden Work Day Coming – 6/11/2016

The next Community Garden workday will be THIS Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 8am to 10:30am. Come and help us harvest tomatoes, and cultivate two beds for two new gardeners! We will have an important meeting at 10 am to discuss exciting new developments.

See you there!

In the mean time, check out these fantastic photos of our garden space & wildlife from BAUUC’s photography club!

 

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BAUU Community Garden in the News!

Our very own Community Garden was mentioned in an article about Bay Area Gardens in the Houston Chronicle. Check out the Article here!

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If you got inspired by the article, please join us for the our next garden work day on Saturday, June 11th from 8am – 10:30am. Bring water, wear a hat & gloves if you’ve got them!