YES Prep Northside Returns to Plymouth NAM Garden

On Wednesday, April 9, sixth grade students from YES Prep Northside returned to the Plymouth NAM Garden for their final community service visit of the 2014-15 school year. Students weeded and helped spread mulch in the children’s playground, weeded areas of the garden, fertilized flowerbeds, and performed a number of...

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Help Needed It is Spring! Veggies are planted and being planted and fruit trees have tiny apples, peaches and pears. But along with these delights are some not so delightful visitors – weeds. Though our weed problem is greatly reduced by mulch, some areas need weeding and more mulch applied...

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The Moores have planted their bed of tomatoes and zucchinis. Irish potatoes (red la sota and Yukon gold) are up. We have two beds full of growing onions and shallots (need weeding and more mulch). Trellis for Don’s yard-long beans is up/built (and it’s straight and beautiful). We have a...

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Loose Offering Update – Old South Union Church

Each Sunday, we designate a local, regional, or national charitable organization to receive our “Loose Offering.” All cash and checks not designated to Plymouth go to these Loose Offerings. Last Sunday, through the generosity of our members, visitors, and friends, we collected nearly $400 for Old South Union Church in...

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Spring is Garden Time, Feed the Hungry! There is still room and time to adopt a crop, or bed for the spring garden. So far, gardeners have planted Swiss chard, onions and potatoes, and are about to plant yard long beans (green beans), tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants… Do you have a...

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We Have Updated the Garden Plan!! We are still looking for a garden team lead but have also changed the way the garden will be operated in the future. The NAM food pantry and any other identified recipients will receive what is produced in the garden but there will be...

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We are still looking for a garden sub-team lead, or leads (could be more than one person) – see contact info below. Continuing garden needs include spreading more leaves and needles, clearing around fruit trees and mulching with weed block and leaves, shredding leaves for mulch and mulching the planted...

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Garden Schedule – Thursday mornings from 9 am to noon through Dec. – except in inclement weather. Call For Leaves – We Need Your Leaves and Pine Needles. Please empty or place bags of leaves and needles in the area between the fruit trees. Anyone able to help empty and...

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Need New 2015 NAM Garden Sub-team Leader The Plymouth NAM Garden is looking for a new leader. If your interests lie in growing produce, planning, and volunteer supervision, we are looking for you. Judy Walden will be available for consultation and advice. Though the year is not over and we...

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We are in the process of winterizing the garden and orchard. We need help cleaning out around the fruit trees and putting down new mulch. We can always use help weed-eating the garden area. Other projects include, finishing the sweet potato harvest, cleaning and mulching raised beds, retiring three temporary...

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On Wed, Oct. 15th, the NAM garden was visited by 35 YES Prep Northside 6th graders. They visit us to work in the garden for their quarterly community service. While here, they also learn about sustainable gardening, environmental stewardship, and feeding the hungry. This visit, they helped to dig more...

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NAM Garden Needs 2-Liter Bottles

The NAM Garden needs your empty two-liter soda bottles!!! Volunteers will use the bottles to construct projects such as transparent walls for cold frames, greenhouses, and frost protectors for plants. It takes approximately 1500 bottles to construct a small greenhouse, so bring as many bottles as you have! When the...

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Operation Matthew 25 – Donate Basic Care Items

Click here to donate now, or find out more below: Plymouth United Church member Antonio Castillo, a Spring resident, is leading an “Operation Matthew 25” donation drive to contribute much-needed basic care items to be distributed to undocumented immigrant children and adults currently in custody in the Houston area. The...

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Do you still have your leftover egg cartons from Easter? Like fig picking? Well, it looks like Saturday, July 19 is your lucky day! 🙂 Bring your empty egg cartons and your fig pickin’ skills to your NAM Garden starting at 9am until you want to stop!!! If your fig...

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Looking for Pride Fest Volunteers – June 28

We are looking for volunteers to help at our Pride Fest booth in Houston on Saturday, June 28. Pride Fest is our chance to reach a larger audience of LGBT and their allies to let them know there’s a loving and welcoming presence on the Northside of Houston. We’ve joined...

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Looking for Pride Fest Volunteers – June 28

We are looking for volunteers to help at our Pride Fest booth in Houston on Saturday, June 28. Pride Fest is our chance to reach a larger audience of LGBT and their allies to let them know there’s a loving and welcoming presence on the Northside of Houston. We’ve joined...

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SCC Mission Kit Packing This Sunday

*Please join us for a Packing Bee after worship Sunday, May 25th to assemble the kits to be sent. We need many hands!!* The homeless in Biloxi MS and children world-wide need our help. UCC’s Back Bay Mission provides showers, but needs a constant supply of personal care items and...

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SCC Mission Kit Packing This Sunday

*Please join us for a Packing Bee after worship Sunday, May 25th to assemble the kits to be sent. We need many hands!!* The homeless in Biloxi MS and children world-wide need our help. UCC’s Back Bay Mission provides showers, but needs a constant supply of personal care items and...

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Your NAM Garden isn’t sure who it was that left the thermostat on and the door open, but we do want to THANK YOU for the enjoyable weather! There is no better time than now to come out and support your NAM Garden this Saturday morning starting at 9am. 🙂...

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Your NAM Garden isn’t just about planting crops, pulling weeds and the occasional taste test before we harvest crops to ship out. (You have to make sure you are supplying the best, right?) Now if we can only get the cordless fondue maker to work, we will be in better...

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It’s as easy as fishing fish out of a barrel… Except they are potatoes!! (True Story) That’s right. We have potato barrels!! (And you thought you’d heard it all. Take that Grumpy Cat and “Let it Go” parodies) Who has time to plant things in the ground, bend over, get...

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YES Prep Northside Contributes to NAM Garden

On Wednesday, April 10, 2014, 33 YES Prep Northside 6th graders and three teachers worked in the Plymouth NAM Garden weeding, mulching, harvesting, planting, shredding leaves, and preparing the new handicapped-accessible high-rise bed for planting. Four volunteers from Plymouth and two additional community volunteers helped to contribute a total of...

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Spring isn’t just a time of watering plants and pulling weeds. Where’s the fun in that? Sometimes you gotta let your hair down, or in the case of our pastor, put it up in a multi-colored mohawk of love and support for something awesome. What’s that “awesome” I speak of?...

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I know it’s only March, and you typically don’t think of March as a time for the Garden; especially since we have now gone through multiple global warming ice storms. However, we have to-date collected over 200lbs of food and have started the Spring planting: potatoes, carrots, beets, radishes, collards,...

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