Garden Gab

Most people for Lent will give up something; chocolate, coffee, swearing, alcohol, or running with scissors. For others, they will use this 40 days as a time of community service and outreach. I am not asking you to give up coffee, swearing, chocolate, alcohol, or running with scissors, but I...

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This is what Loves looks like when it is outside “church walls” Thank you soo much YES Prep Northside School for all of your hardwork and dedication to the NAM Garden and what that love means to the families it will serve. Below are some photos from that day. If...

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Sign up for CROP Hunger Walk – March 30

It is time for the 2014 CROP Hunger Walk. The Church World Services “CROP Hunger Walks,” held each year around the country, help fight hunger both worldwide and right here in Spring. 25% of all funds raised in Spring will be donated to the NAM Food Pantry. The 2014 Spring/Tomball/The...

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Souper Bowl of Caring Update

As of February 18 we have collected 320 items for NAM in the Souper Bowl food drive and more were delivered after this official count! Missions & Outreach: 170 Admin & Finance: 26 Christian Ed./Spiritual Formation: 8 Facilities: 48 Worship: 68 ALL Plymouth members and visitors, whether a member of...

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What a great day for our NAM garden! We have the privilege of some 45 children and chaperons from YES Prep Northside School working in our NAM Garden. They’ll be planting trees, harvesting cabbage and lettuce, weeding, mulching and giving our garden some love. From their love, we can better...

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Souper Bowl of Caring is Heating Up!

Soup’s ON! and the competition is HEATing up here at Plymouth! Launched on Super Bowl Sunday, Plymouth is having a friendly competition among our Ministry teams as part of the National Souper Bowl of Caring. Coordinated by our Missions and Outreach Team, Plymouth’s Food Drive will benefit our local Northwest...

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Like every other Houston team, your NAM garden is also in a “rebuilding” phase. We feel our drafting order is tight though. Oh, we are still growing food; we just have a few other projects starting up as well: 1. We’re implementing a water irrigation system that will focus more...

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‘You never get anything right,’ complained the teacher. ‘What kind of job do you think you’ll get when you leave school?’ ‘Well, I want to be the weather person on TV.’ Due to the impending weather, your NAM Garden folks would like to remind you of the 3 P’s plus...

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Your NAM Garden would like to Thank You for all your hard work, all your due diligence and all your time. Your NAM Garden would also like to Thank You for attending the upcoming Urban Harvest Fruit Tree sale and buying a couple more fruit trees for the growing orchard....

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Have you finished making your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Need to add 1 more to make it an even number? Or did you make a resolution to make more resolutions? Either way, we have you covered! ๐Ÿ™‚ We are not the Post Office, so weather permitting, we are always in...

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Wow! What a year for our NAM Garden! We’ve more than beaten our record harvest from last year, and it looks like nothing will stop us from breaking 2013’s record in 2014. We would like to take this time to thank each and every person for assisting the garden throughout...

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Garden Gab

Wow! What a year for our NAM Garden! We’ve more than beaten our record harvest from last year, and it looks like nothing will stop us from breaking 2013’s record in 2014. We would like to take this time to thank each and every person for assisting the garden throughout...

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“Mulching Beds… Mulching Beds… We have lots of leaves… Come on by on Saturdays to help out if you please; We got a new leaf shedder, for very little cheddar; It kills the weeds, heats and feeds; Through the Winter until the Spring.” Did you sing it? If you didn’t,...

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“Mulching Beds… Mulching Beds… We have lots of leaves… Come on by on Saturdays to help out if you please; We got a new leaf shedder, for very little cheddar; It kills the weeds, heats and feeds; Through the Winter until the Spring.” Did you sing it? If you didn’t,...

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What does your NAM Garden do during the winter months? I wish I could say they take a break, but this is the perfect weather for winter crops: Carrots, Cabbage, Collard Greens… Winter crops require less hard work, but a little more care. We want to maintain the beds and...

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Good Morning Beautiful Houston Weather!!! Now that Fall is in bloom, it is time to rake your leaves; or have the kids do it, whichever. Either way, you can wait for the trash man to come and taketh them away OR you can bring them to the NAM garden and...

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Happy Samhain! Or as others would say: Happy Halloween! ๐Ÿ™‚ As we welcome back Rev. Ginny from her sabbatical, we from the garden will be providing her with a list of those that have not met the summer challenge of 1 hour per month during the summer months. Kidding… (Maybe)...

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I didn’t see you out in the garden this weekendโ€ฆ That’s not a guilt trip, I missed out too! I was out of town and didn’t get home till late Sunday evening. But thatโ€™s the beauty of the NAM Garden… it will always be there and it always needs our...

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OK. OK. It was me that was at Matt Schaub’s house the other day, but I wasn’t mad about the game, I was yelling at him to come out help in the garden! ๐Ÿ™‚ Some folks just don’t listen. I was just asking for 1 day of help, 1 hour...

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367 lbs of produce for the month of September. Let that sink in for a minute. The NAM garden produced and harvested 367 pounds of food for the food pantry. Just unbelievable! What an amazing job by all those that continues to help in the garden week in and week...

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*looks up* *looks around* Whew! Now that we got the rain we needed, and it finally stopped, and as we celebrate the return of Fall with temperatures in the low 90s and no rain for another 3 months, we can also turn our attention to the garden and the Fall...

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PIES AND FRIES FOR EVERYONE!!!!! The Great Sweet Potato Harvest 2013 has completed with great success. I would like to take this time to THANK all the children who came harvested potatoes, got dirty, saved earth worms, got bitten by an ant, and then cooled off with a snack and...

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Coming Out for Love

Saturday, October 5 from 1pm – 5pm Plymouth UCC church and Northwoods UU Church are bringing a National Coming Out Day celebration to North Houston on Saturday October 5th from 1-5 p.m. at Northwoods UU Church, 1370 N Millbend Dr, The Woodlands. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate your own...

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A contest you say? Cash, prizes and family vacations you say? Disney Land without the sinkhole you say? (Too soon?) An all-expense paid cruise for 2 to somewhere that isn’t just the lower 48 states you say? ** As we near the end of summer and prepare for fall, we...

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Gardeners… Gardeners to Be… Gardeners in Training… and Those that are waiting… I hope everyone enjoyed the fall weather we just had. WHEW!! Temps in the low 90’s and low humidity! Who did that dance? ๐Ÿ™‚ That was a good week huh? Next is winter for a couple of weeks...

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Gardeners… Gardeners to Be… Gardeners in Training… and Those that are waiting… I hope everyone enjoyed the fall weather we just had. WHEW!! Temps in the low 90’s and low humidity! Who did that dance? ๐Ÿ™‚ That was a good week huh? Next is winter for a couple of weeks...

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