a ministry of Nimmo United Methodist Church
Give and it will be given unto you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over…” Luke 6:38

Nimmo Community Garden
Nimmo Community Garden
It’s time to thin out our Ginger Lily, Goose Neck, Iris and Day lilly plants! Come on out Friday 8/23 9-10am for a give away! Friends and family are welcome 😊

Bring a bucket, bin or large back to carry it in. We’ll help you dig and divide.
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Free plants from the Giving Garden!

Garden Calendar

Garden News

field to fork diner featuring vegetables
“Eat your Vegetables” You’ve heard this many times! Come find out and enjoy a delicious meal with ingredients picked fresh from our Community Garden!! MENU:Chickpea Bulgur Wheat …
Come and enjoy a unique Mediterranean inspired meal withingredients picked fresh from our Community Garden!! MENU: Fresh garden veggies w/Hummus, Eggplant Caponata Pizza, Cucumber salad, fruity dessert with a …
garden blessing
Sunday July 21 at 4:30pm You're invited to join the community and Nimmo church for a blessing of the garden. It's a great time to show …

In the 2018 growing season we gave 2,526 pounds of food to those in need in Virginia Beach.
Let’s see what we can do in 2019. You can be a part of it!

Rain - o - Meter

May 11

We got a lot of rain Saturday! More to come!!

Pests & Disease

If you are new to the community garden this year, you may see this intimidating wasp. They have been coming to the garden for years. They are solitary wasps that burrow in the ground, living off of Cicada. Thankfully, they leave humans alone for the most part. If you are a Cicada though, look out! Don't be intimidated …
Cucumbers (Yeah!) Powdery Mildew (Boo!) In the past week my cucumber's growth has exploded. With the rain we have had, they are taking over my plot. Yesterday, I had my first harvest, finding some monsters hiding under the lush growth. (yeah!) With the heat and humidity around, I see the Powdery Mildew has also moved in (BOO!!!). …
tomoato wilt
I am seeing Tomato Wilt in various plots throughout the garden.  With this heat, you may think that a plant is "having a bad day". When you come back tomorrow, the plant will be dead. It hits that quickly.  I pulled 2 plants in my plot on the far end earlier this week. I some …
Colorado Potato Beetles
These beetles are showing up in the garden and are a big problem. They will eat all the leaves on your plants, completely stripping them.  Besides potatoes, they will eat tomato, eggplant and pepper. They are not just a pest, they can kill the plants. We do not allow insecticides at Nimmo Garden, but they are …
We are already seeing pests in the garden.  Flea beetles are small and shiny with large rear legs.  Adults are about  1/16" long and range in color from tan to black.  They have earned their name due to jumping like fleas when disturbed. They will eat foliage, producing what looks like "shotholes" in leaves. They usually don't …
diseased leaves compost
Please don't put diseased leaves in the compost.  (Never put any tomato plant -healthy or not - in the compost). Bag it and put it in the black trash can or take it home to throw out. Thanks!

A Virginia Beach Community Garden

Why Join?

Nimmo Community Garden promote access to
gardening, learning, and integration in the community.


New and experienced gardeners welcome.


Make new friends with simliar interests

Work Hard

Literally see the fruits of your labor!


Volunteers make us a success

Help Others

Growing and giving is good for your soul

Health Benefits

Physically and mentally gardening is good for you