A BAUUC Garden Fan Shares a Good Reference on not Using Pesticides

The fan shared this link for gardening without pesticides.

Photos from the annual Potuck

Our recent 5th Annual Community Garden Potluck was a huge success! We had a total of 17 participants and it was great to have the support from our church and community friends. Siok Hong, one of our most devoted and innovative gardeners, presented an enjoyable and informative program on the importance of greens in our diet. Each participant received a microgreens kit to take home and grow their own. The results were amazing and delicious! Be sure to visit our garden’s Facebook page for lots more photos. Siok Hong is at the Galveston’s Own Farmers Market every Sunday from 9 – 12. It’s located at 28th & Market St. Look for her at Grow4Health Microgreens.

5th Annual Community Garden Potluck!

OUR BAUUC COMMUNITY GARDEN IS HOSTING ITS 5TH ANNUAL POTLUCK AND EVERYONE IS INVITED!


WHEN: Saturday, August 20th, 11am – 1pm
WHERE: BAUUC Cockrell Hall
PROGRAM: “Grow4health microgreens”

PLEASE BRING A DISH TO SHARE AND RSVP TO JILL VEATCH: jillthepill64@gmall.com BY WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17TH. THANK YOU. WE NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY WILL BE JOINING US. DID I MENTION DOOR PRIZES?

Sorry, potluck canceled…

DUE TO COVID CONCERNS, THE GARDEN POTLUCK ON  AUGUST 21st IS CANCELED.WE’LL TRY AGAIN NEXT YEAR. 

Community Garden July Blog

The summer heat and humidity are taking their toll but they haven’t affected the ongoing positive happenings in our garden! Here are some of them:

#1 is the dedication of donations Bed 15, as a tribute to our beloved Fran Johnson by Carol Peterson. Fran was an original member of the garden when it was formed in 2012. Church members still talk about the beautiful tomatoes that he used to share with them.

#2 the annual potluck is on the calendar for Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 11:30 – 1:30! How exciting that our tradition is returning this year!

If you have a suggestion for a speaker or a topic, or both, please let Nathan or Jill know ASAP. In the meantime, we’ve contacted Urban Harvest for a possible speaker.

#3 thanks to Liam for the use of Bed#6 for donations this year!

#4 during the month of June, the following donations were made to the Clear Lake Baptist Food Pantry:

23 lbs. tomatoes; 2.8 lbs. peppers; 8 oz. carrots; 3.8 lbs. eggplant; and 2 lb.10oz. cucumbers.

Donation days: Wed. 2:30 – 4:30, the earlier the better. Jane and David Malin live close by and are willing to deliver your donations: 281-488-2452

Please report your donations to Jill:
jillthepill64@gmail.com or leave a text at
832-755-6758. Thank you!

George shovels soil into new wheelbarrow.
Carol Peterson displaying the plaque honoring Fran Johson that is located in a donation bed.
George planting sweet potatoes provided by Urban Harvest. 
Sunflowers located in one of our pollinator beds.
The lantana attracts a black swallowtail.

Thank you Emily Savino! Welcome Clif Grim!

A big welcome to Clif Grim, our new “blog master!” And, a huge and sincere thank you to Emily Savino who served in that position for over five years. We’re meeting our goal of being a “community” garden. Seven out of thirteen of our gardeners are from the community. Two new gardeners, Julie Mitchell and Lynnea Barnes joined us this spring. In addition, Linda Zhong is volunteering in the garden. Welcome, we’re glad that you’re here in the garden with us!

Recent photos from the Garden!

Beatriz, on the left, and Linda, our new and hard-working volunteer.

David, one of our garden gurus, shares his expertise with Linda.

Jane and David harvest carrots and Bok Choy from their beds.

Masked gardeners: Siok Hong, Nathan and Jane display herbs and greens.

Tamar gathers a nice selection of cilantro and other greens.
Jane, Siok Hong and David rig up an innovative tomato support system.

Susan proudly displays her newly planted bed.

Garden beds in various stages of cultivation.

Seven pounds of Romaine lettuce were donated to the ICM Food Bank this spring.

Dewberries are almost ripe!

Into the new decade, Garden Work Day

Our last workday of the 2019 year was one of the best with a workforce of twelve gardeners. BAUUC is on the Prairie Pollinator Pathway, which means we will be planting pollinator plants in two of our garden plots to attract bees and other pollinators. Patrick Ferrell arrived early and installed a Prairie Pollinator Pathway sign and one of his bee houses.

Bee House

Patrick installs a bee house in one of our plots

Bruce Meltzer weeded his bed after loaning it out for growing donated sweet potatoes. Both Bruce and Patrick have been members since 2012. Robert and Susan Strahan worked on their bed that has a variety of greens and snap peas. It was a pleasure to welcome the family of Kimberly (Kimi) Clark, her two children and her parents, Kelli and Larry Travis, as volunteers. They made short work of pulling a lot of grass roots from the plot where we will be planting Prairie Pollinator seeds. Anne Bechard is another new volunteer who also helped with this task. Beatriz Perez-Sweeney worked on her beds and helped out with weeding the donation beds. We appreciate Ivar’s efforts in the garden as well as all the other jobs he does around our church.

Although the sky was threatening rain, our gardeners showed up on our first workday of the year. A number of interesting and pretty plants are growing strong: snap peas with purple blooms, Swiss Chard, and Mexican mint marigold, whose leaves and flowers are edible and taste like licorice.

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Article & photos by Nathan

January Garden Blog – 2020

Thanks for a Great Year!

The highlight of the 2019 gardening year is the gardeners’ continuing contributions of their time and effort.

A sincere thank you to:

George Becker, our plumber, who installed new water spigots and poles with hose hangers that make it possible to mow when everyone coils the hoses after use. He also brought his battery powered hedge clippers to trim back the grass at the end of summer so we could till beds more easily.

Jane and David Malin who graciously shared their plants and growing tips. We have really enjoyed the yellow tomatoes.

Siok Hong Chen-Sabot introduced us to new plants and tastes from different countries.

Bruce Meltzer shared his bed with us so we could have a great crop of sweet potatoes that produced enough to share with the ICM Food Pantry and our resident rabbits.

Susan and Robert Strahan were always the first to arrive every workday and try new plants in their bed.

Beatriz and Liam Perez-Sweeney supplied herbs to local farmers’ markets.

DeAndra Newcomb always had a smile and a helping hand when needed.

Ivar Larsen and Laura Dean were a big help with weeding and harvesting vegetables.

Patrick Ferrell for regularly mowing between the beds.

Terry Garner and Urban Harvest for providing plants, seeds and Micro-Life fertilizer for our donation beds each season.

And especially Emily Savino, our long-time editor who posts on this blog.

It is a pleasure to work with all these folks in our Community Garden!

 

Our next Garden Workday is on Jan. 18 from 8 ‘til 11. Volunteers are always welcome. Comments or Questions: nveatch@gmail.com, or bauucgarden.org

Nathan Veatch, Garden Administrator

 

4th Annual Garden Potluck!

OUR BAUUC COMMUNITY GARDEN IS HOSTING ITS FOURTH ANNUAL GARDEN POTLUCK AND YOU’RE INVITED!

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Come and learn about pollinator pathways. Meet other Community Gardners, enjoy a potluck lunch and win a door prize!

WHEN: Saturday, August 17th

From: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Cockrell Hall,  BAUUC

PROGRAM: Amanda Daly, from the Houston Zoo, will be our speaker. BAUUC is located on the Pollinator Pathway. Come learn how we can support this program.

Bring a dish to share!

RSVP to Jill Veatch at jillthepill64@gmail.com. by Wed., August 14th. We need to know how many will be joining us!

Thank you and see you there!

 

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Post by Nathan V.