Our Community Garden is off to a great start! The kickoff for the spring planting season took place on Friday, January 18th in Cockrell Hall at BAUUC. The dinner and planning meeting was attended by thirteen gardeners, six of whom are church members. We’re delighted to have members from our community, especially our newest members from Nine Waves Grove. Jane and David Malin suggested several plants that they have grown with good results. Siok Hong, who prepared several vegetables from her plot, also shared growing tips. The January workday, held the next day, was attended by 8 hardy gardeners, who braved the cold and windy weather.
The next workday is on Saturday, February 16th. Volunteers and visitors are always welcome. Our donation beds can always use weeding and harvesting. We proudly share our vegetables with ICM Food Bank. For questions or comments, please contact Nathan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy pictures from our Kick Off potluck and January work day!
Photos & Blog post by Nathan
The Third Annual BAUUC Community Garden Potluck was held on Saturday, August 18th. Twenty-four gardeners and guests from BAUUC and Bronson Street Community Gardens attended. Nancy Saint, President of the Clear Lake Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, shared her expertise on the importance of native plants and their use in area landscaping.
We enjoyed a veritable feast including several delicious salads, pickled okra, penne pasta with pesto and bruschetta with tomatoes. Most of the dishes featured vegetables grown in our gardens. We finished the meal with several desserts and Siok Hong Chen-Sabot’s creative “vegetable” cake again this year!
Everyone went home with a door prize, including our church honey and Siok Hong’s salsa made from Bruce Meltzer’s tomatoes. The Share Table offered seeds, plants and worms. It was a successful and enjoyable potluck and we look forward to our fourth one next year.
A special thanks to Patrick Ferrell and Paul Dum for mowing our garden. It looks great!
Our next workday will be on September 15 from 8:30 ‘til 11. Come and join us.
Post & Photos by: Nathan Veatch, Garden Administrator and Siok Hong Chen-Sabot
Please enjoy our photos!!
Sharon Juntunen of Bronson St. Community Garden donated a mason bee hotel for the Share Table. Mason bees are native bees that pollinate many fruits and vegetables.
Siok Hong donated her homemade salsa to the Door Prize Table.
Nancy Saint, President NPSOT
The native ground-cover, Frog Fruit, can be found near the tractor shed. Keep it moist.
Our Community Garden staffed a booth at the Grand Opening of Exploration Green on Saturday, April 28th. The booth was staffed by Siok Hong Chen-Baden, David Baden, Bruce Meltzer, Nathan Veatch and Don Rhorer. Instructions on tomato cultivation, garden applications, yard-long beans, 20 butterfly weed plants, packets of arugula seeds, and earthworms (for gardens not fishing) were handed out. We had a steady stream of visitors come by our booth and 31 signed up for more information. We welcome newcomers Susan and Robert Strahan. They’re sharing a donation bed and have an experimental watermelon patch in the works. So far this spring, we have donated a total of 34 lbs. of produce to the ICM Food Bank.
Our community garden is undergoing a period of revitalization. We are in need of volunteers to help water our extended donation beds. If you can volunteer one morning or evening a week to water, please let Nathan know. If we can get 2 teams, one on Tuesday or Wednesday, and one on Saturday or Sunday, it would help immensely. Please email Nathan for more detail at: email@example.com
Nathan Veatch, Garden Administrator
Working in the Garden
On March 17th, George Becker, Siok Hong Chen-Baden, Bruce Meltzer, Beatriz Perez-Sweeney, Jane and David Malin, and Nathan Veatch had a productive morning working in our spring gardens. Superman George Becker had previously tilled several unused rows and continued the job by tilling two abandoned large plots. One of these beds will be used as a donation bed. Several small beds are also available for adoption by new gardeners. Red and yellow cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, zucchini and yellow squash, okra, zinnias, sunflowers and milkweed were planted. We have several beds dedicated to butterfly habitat and herbs for a farmers’ market. Three young bunnies were relocated from one of the beds to a safer area. Hopefully their mom will find them!
Siok Hong took 5 lbs of produce to the ICM Food Bank on March 19. (See the photo below.)
Saturday, April. 21 is our next Garden Workday (the third Saturday of the month). Volunteers are always welcome. Come help and learn how to garden!
Blog post & photos by Nathan
Our gardeners hard at work!
Our next Community Garden Workday is Saturday, February 17 from 8:30 to 11:00am
. In addition, the annual spring Fruit Tree and Tomato Sale will be held on Saturday, February 24
, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
at the Pasadena Fairgrounds – 7600 Red Bluff Rd., Pasadena
Our BAUUC Community Garden is next to the parking lot across the road from the church.Volunteers are always welcome. For questions or comments, contact Nathan Veatch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
BAUUC Community Garden News: Looking back and looking ahead: Put AUGUST 18 on your calendars for our next garden Potluck. In 2017, our garden had a good year with a great potluck in August featuring a wide variety of dishes, an interesting speaker from Urban Harvest and door prizes. Our gardeners are not only growing some nice veggies but also butterfly attractors and Stevia. Liam (Beatriz’s son) and his friend are growing herbs for a local farmer’s market. Other faithful gardeners this past year were Vera, Siok Hong, Deandra, George B, Bruce M, Mike Wehrman, Jane and David, and Nathan and Jill. Thanks to all these gardeners for all the hard work they do in their beds and our donation beds. We will be sharing our cabbage and broccoli with the ICM Food Bank in League City again this winter. We welcome newcomers, Jeramy, Michelle and their son, to our gardening family!
Saturday, Feb. 17 is our next Garden Workday. Volunteers are always welcome. Come help and learn. Check out the photos on our blog: https://bauucgarden.org or our Facebook page.
Post by Nathan
BAUUC Community Garden News:Liam and Beatriz Perez-Sweeney, Vera Tosto, Siok Hong Chen-Baden, and Deandra Newcomb enjoyed a cup of cocoa or coffee at the December 16 workday. Vera, Nathan Veatch, George Becker, Bruce Meltzer, Jane and David Malin and Siok Hong tilled and planted a raised bed. Siok Hong also shared microgreens with us. Thanks to all the gardeners for all the work they do in our donation beds. We will be sharing the produce and grapefruit with the ICM Food Bank in League City.
Please join us on Saturday, Jan. 20th for our next Garden Workday. Volunteers are always welcome. Come help, and learn. Questions and/or comments contact me at email@example.com