Monthly Archives: January 2016

Youth Rally Work Project Big Success

On Saturday, 1/16/2016, the UU Youth from Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana braved chilly weather to hoe, dig, rake, and as one youth said “make the green disappear!” In two short hours the congenial group of about 80 youth and adults were able to prepare three 20ft beds and three 10ft beds for planting our spring gardens. We will be planting onions, carrots and lettuces that will be donated to our church kitchen and area food banks. (We used the planting directions from “Bulb Onions a Plenty,” by Bruce on May 22, 2015.) Thanks to Wally, Nelda, Verva, and Ivar, we had enough tools to accomplish the job. By 12:30, everyone had left except George who worked in the rain to fix a broken water line. Thank you, George!

The replacement of the rotted sideboards is well on its way with Bruce M. and Kate’s three beds being completed by a contractor. George and Nathan have lined two of the 20ft beds and will be working on the rest on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you can help with this job, please email Nathan. We would appreciate your help, whether you have a bed or not!

The next workday is scheduled for February 13 and the second Saturdays of the following months. If you would like a bed and/or have questions, email Nathan at Thanks for visiting us at!


We have a great many pictures to share of today’s work day!

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Gearing up for the 2016 Spring Season 1/16/2016

Greetings !  We are gearing up for the Spring 2016 planting season and there is a lot to do! There is a workday scheduled for Saturday 1/16/2016 at 9:30am.  We will be joined by special guests that day to help us prepare the garden for the spring. About 100 UU students and other volunteers will join us from Texas, Oklahoma & Louisiana as part of their annual Rally.

We are also planning on revamping the garden plots by removing the old rotting wood and replacing them with concrete blocks. This is a special project that should be completed over the next month.

If you are interested in joining us for the workday, please do! Bring gloves, something to kneel on and hand tools. We are weeding again! We’ll be starting at 9:30am on Jan 16th.

In other news, Emily will be tending to the blueberry bushes in plots 1 & 2. Blueberry bushes should be pruned each year in early spring to encourage growth. If you are interested in learning more about blueberry bush pruning, take a look at this YouTube video.

We hope to see you there!