Garden Gab

Did you know this month and next is “National Work in the Plymouth NAM Garden Month”? That part of this two-month-long celebration involves giving to the NAM garden by volunteering one’s time with planting, harvesting and tending to all things plants and veggies that are grown and donated to NAM...

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Garden Gab

Did you know this month and next is “National Work in the Plymouth NAM Garden Month”? That part of this two-month-long celebration involves giving to the NAM garden by volunteering one’s time with planting, harvesting and tending to all things plants and veggies that are grown and donated to NAM...

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Garden Gab

It’s Gumbo Season! It’s Fried Season! It’s Gumbo Season! It’s Fried Season… It’s Okra Season ๐Ÿ™‚ Our okra harvest can be enormous this season with your help. Every day we have okra to pick and every day we could use your help. Every day when you think there is no...

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It is hotter than catfish in a pan of grease outside! There are other colorful ways to say this, but we are a church after all! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s not related to the heat; I just had to get that off my chest, but what I want to do is to...

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School Supply Shower

We all know of teachers who spend their own money to ensure their students will have necessary school supplies. There some of those teachers in our midst. We want to provide to our Plymouth United Church teachers some of those supplies. So, weโ€™re having a shower. Itโ€™s no surprise. Just...

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A Personal Story of Immigration

As our Missions & Outreach Team has selected Immigration as our Open and Affirming Theme for the month of July, one of Plymouth’s members wrote a reflection on her family’s experience of immigration. That story is reprinted below. My Daddy, Abel, immigrated to the United States illegally with his parents...

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่ฑ†ใ‚‚ใ‚„ใ— Moyashi (pronounced “Moi-Ya-Shee”) In English: Bean Sprouts This is what the Japanese call their kids that stay indoors too long playing video games, playing online or sleeping all the time. The thought is that they get all pale, stringy… not full of color. Godzilla and Mothra usually prevent their...

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“Who Wants Ice Cream???” I know me too, but I will get my ice cream after I stop by the Plymouth Garden to volunteer my 1 hour for this month! ๐Ÿ™‚ (See what I did there!) Our challenge to you is to reward yourself with the ice cream (that you...

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“Dude!” “What?” “Dwight Howard! Thatโ€™s what!” (Ask a basketball fan) But seriously, have you seen our Plymouth Garden lately? There couldn’t be more of a time to help than right now. It is simply bursting with produce and with that, it needs love. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your Love! ๐Ÿ™‚ Plymouth’s Love! ๐Ÿ™‚...

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Pigeon Peas. German Tomatoes. Mexican Gourds. Sand Pears. Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons, Orange Stars, Green Clovers, Red Balloons and Purple Horseshoes!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ There are lots of things we grow in the garden that may not be “Texas or Regional Specific”. You may not even see them on your grocery shelves....

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Good Morning Plymouth Gardeners, Gardeners To Be and Gardeners In Training, We are working towards our goal of: 1 hour, per person, per month and as we move through the summer months and for those that are a visual person… Well, we have a calendar for the month of July...

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Oh, you say you or your kids are out of school? Oh, you say the kids need to get outside and to stop playing Call of Duty 29 or Super Mario Brothers 83? Oh, you say they are bored and have nothing to do? Are you or your kids starting...

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NAM Family Gardening Work Day

Hi all! Woohoo! We had such a great response from our first NAM Family Gardening Day that we are offering all our children another day to participate in Plymouth United Church’s NAM ministry. We’ll be harvesting vegetables – potatoes and other veggies – on Saturday, June 1st. from 9 –...

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Garden Gab

Hello Gardeners, Gardeners to Be and Gardeners in Training, We continue to have a great bounty of veggies being harvested from the garden. So far this week we stand at: Onions: 18lbs Cucumbers: 1lb Zucchini: 3.5lbs Yellow Squash: 3lb Peppers (Banana, Jalapeno, bell, chile): 2lb Cherry Tomato: 12oz Again, for...

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Today I am talking Bushels. Yes Bushels. I want to start talking in bushels versus pounds when I talk about the amount of produce that is coming from our Plymouth Garden. Granted, itโ€™s not a bushel of Onions, though we delivered 17 pounds. Granted, it was just 1 pound of...

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Raffle Ticket Fundraiser for IWP Playground Project!

We’re raffling off TWO Moody Gardens Galveston Memberships and FOUR Houston Zoo Tickets, with the proceeds benefitting Plymouth’s IWP Playground Project! Check out all the details below, and remembers to buy your tickets BEFORE June 2!!! Raffle Info for Two Moody Gardens, Galveston Memberships Tickets $10/ea. or 4 tickets for...

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Garden Gab

It is a great time in Plymouthโ€™s garden! We have harvested and delivered this week alone over 60 pounds of produce from onions, potatoes of different varieties, beets, squash and greens. And, we are just getting started! There is so much to do and so much to be done in...

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Dear Gardeners, and Gardeners-to-be! May 2nd! Whew, the time is a flyinโ€™ by! Weโ€™ve closed the books on the tally for produce production/donations for four months of this year now, with great news! The produce from the garden in April exceeded the amount produced in January, February and March, combined....

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Garden volunteers, The garden is revving up for the summer. April is already a big harvest month – including 80 pounds of sweet peas harvested. We are processing three beds for the next planting and still harvesting chard, lettuce and spinach. The next two months will be heavy harvest time...

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Dear Gardeners, and Gardeners-To-Be! Sorry about last week! I missed the publication deadline!! ๐Ÿ™ I hope everyoneโ€™s had a good two weeks since we last gabbed! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, whether I gab about it, or not, the wonderful NAM Garden keeps producing with the encouragement/work of a few good gardeners. Just...

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CROP Walk Spring 2013

On Sunday, April 7, 2013, more than 30 Plymouth members and friends participated in the Spring 2013 CROP Walk to raise funds to help fight hunger. Participants rocked in rocking chairs or walked a 1-mile or a 5-kilometer loop. Before the walk, Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel issued a challenge...

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Dear Gardeners, and Gardeners-To-Be! I hope everyone had a good Easter Sunday and is enjoying this first week of Easter โ€ฆ and the rain weโ€™ve had! (Hope no one had hail or wind damage. ๐Ÿ™ ) I would like to share with you some information garnered by our wonderful garden...

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Dear Gardeners, and Gardeners-To-Be! REALLY short and sweet this week! The Garden is still producing, under the watchful eye and working body of Judy Walden! Yea Judy! Poor Judy, though, is really taking it for the team. She was stung โ€“ once again ๐Ÿ™ – by a wasp. I am...

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Dear Gardeners and Gardeners-to-be! We have a lot of ground to cover today! First off, the historical report. ๐Ÿ™‚ We had a lovely turn-out last weekend from the Champion Forest Garden Club. Ten women came, worked for a total of 20 hours, and accomplished a bunch! They planted 4 fig...

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Needed: Volunteers for Prom for All-ternatives!

Plymouth is proud to once again assist Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church (The Woodlands, TX) in putting on their “Prom for All-ternatives!” The date of this year’s prom is Saturday, May 4, 2013, and the theme is “May the Fourth Be With You.” Our ONA Welcoming Subteam is coordinating Plymouth volunteers,...

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Dear Gardeners and Gardeners-to-be! Well alrighty then! The weather has been gorgeous these past few days! Makes a person want to get out and dig in the dirt, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜€ So, come on out to the Garden! How โ€˜bout this Saturday, when you can meet and work with some...

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