Category Archives: Garden Work Day

Join us this Saturday, 7/15/2017

Our Community Garden’s next workday is this Saturday, July 15 from 8:00 – 11:00 am. Volunteers are always welcome to help with weeding in our donation beds. We have tomatoes, peppers and yard long beans to pick. Also, the sweet potatoes need weeding and mulching.

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Today’s harvest!

Gardeners, be sure to put August 19 on your calendar for our Second Annual Garden Potluck from 11:00am until 1:30pm. We’ll have a speaker from Urban Harvest, good food, and door prizes! Come meet and share with other area community gardeners. Contact us for more info at: communitygarden@bauuc.org

May garden work day – 5.20.2017

 

We had a nice turn out of gardeners on a warm but successful workday on May 20th with George, Siok Hong, Jane, David, Jill, Ana Bruce M, and Nathan. We discussed the 2nd annual Community Garden potluck on August 19th, and will invite a guest speaker and gardeners from other community gardens in the area.

Our donation beds are producing a nice crop of tomatoes and a few peppers. Siok Hong picked 5 lbs of long beans and took them to the ICM food bank in League City. We recently took cherry tomatoes and peppers also. Urban Harvest has donated seventeen sweet potato slips to our Community Garden that have been planted in tall mounds north of the garden. Siok Hong Chen-Sabot has planted milkweed and zinnias to attract butterflies. Drop by bed 14 and see how many different butterflies you can count. We appreciate Cindy Lewis, Jane Malin and David Malin for continuing to water and weed during this hot, dry time.

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Our Community Garden’s next workday is Saturday, June 17th from 8:30 -11 am. Volunteers are always welcome. Check out this Urban Harvest link and select sweet potatoes for planting and nutrition information.

Many thanks to Emily Savino for all her work as our web master.

-Nathan

(Photos and blog by Nathan)

May – Community Garden Work Day

Our Community Garden’s next workday is NOT THIS Saturday, May13, BUT will be on May 20 from 8:30 -11 am. Volunteers are always welcome to help with our donation beds.

Urban Harvest donated 2 types of tomatoes and peppers and they are doing well but require help in keeping them in cages. We just received sweet potato slips from Urban Harvest that need planting.

For further info, please contact Nathan at: nveatch@swbell.net

Garden Workdays in March 2017

During early March we cleaned up several donation beds and George planted two beds with tomatoes and peppers that Urban Harvest donated to our Community Garden. BAUUC Community Garden recently rejoined their association. On our March 18th workday, Jane and David provided tomatoes, peppers plants and yard long bean seeds. George donated zucchini plants that he had sprouted. Many thanks to volunteers Ellie, and grandsons Louis and Ben, who tilled donation beds! Ana and Siok Hong came after we had made our group photo and also helped a great deal. Siok Hong is helping start a Community Garden at another church. We still need volunteers to help with our four donation beds. We appreciate Cindy Lewis for continuing to water when needed.

Our Community Garden’s next workday is Saturday, April15 from 8:30 – 11 am. Visit our Community Garden blog at https://bauucgarden.org and check out the Urban Harvest link for good gardening information on growing vegetables.

Photos of the Workday

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Blog post and photos by Nathan

For information about joining the community garden, send Nathan a message using the form below!

March Work Day Scheduled

 

Greetings fellow gardeners!  The BAUUC Community Garden has scheduled it’s March workday for March 18th from 8:30am to 11:00am. Please join us next month at the garden. Get your work gloves and boots out and have some fun with us!

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Fertilizing the Onions

 

 

Wintertime Gardening Work Day – Nov & Dec 2016

Fall and winter gardens are appreciated by BAUUC community gardeners for several reasons: the weather is cooler, there are fewer insects, and the weeds and grass do not grow as fast. The weather finally turned cool for our workday in November as Jill, David, and I worked on covering some unused beds with tarps. Siok Hong harvested chard and okra. We enjoyed watching the Gulf Fritillaries on the zinnias and Monarchs on the milkweed that she has planted in her bed. In December, George was able to harvest some nice broccoli from his bed. With the aid of a 10 ft. ladder, we picked two large boxes of grapefruit from the tree in front of the church. Siok Hong took them to the ICM food bank.

Check out these great photos from the winter work days!

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Our next garden workday will be on the third Saturday, February 18th. We will soon start preparing the spring beds for planting every gardener’s favorite: tomatoes. The race will be on to get them in the ground and producing before the weather gets too hot for them to set.

Several gardeners are also planting herbs, which have the additional benefit of attracting butterflies. Several gardeners welcome volunteers to help with their beds and the donation beds always need tending. Volunteering is a low stress way of learning to garden. Also, the BAUUC Grounds Committee could always use help with mowing and weeding beds on our 14 acre campus. The committee has done a tremendous job with mowing and deserves our thanks.

Blog post & Photos by Nathan V.

 

Garden Work Day -8/13/2016

Our Community Garden Workday was on Saturday August 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. David and Jane worked on their beds and cut roofing “tar paper” that we are experimenting with as a weed blocker. We have tried this on several beds and it seems to be working. We have noted that our trial bed with clear plastic over it has not worked well as a weed block. Nathan and George mowed and used a weed-eater between the beds. We are ready to start turning over the soil with a spade and fork and then George will use the gas tiller in late August or early September.

Our newest gardener, Siok Hong, has summer squash and corn ripening in bed 14. She also has some butterfly weed blooming. Beatrice and her son have three watermelons in their bed.

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We have invited three other community gardener groups in our area to a potluck here in Cockrell Hall 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.

Our next workday will be on the 3rd Saturday, September 17th. It’s time to start our fall gardens!

Blog post & photos by Nathan

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.

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!