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Get ready! Now is the time to start really planning your garden if you have not done this yet. Don’t over plant – space for growth Along with this, don’t plant all the way to your plot border. Plant at least 1 footer inside the plot. If you were here last season, rotate your crops. i.e. Do not plant tomatoes in the same place this season. Consider trellis to maximize your space (and less bugs/disease) I will include companion plants and what not to plant next to each other. I will include a planting calendar of when is a good time to get things in the ground. https://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-calendar/VA/Virginia+Beach
We are grateful to continue meeting at the garden in small groups, but will practice safe social distances. Wearing gloves helps but we also ask you to do your best to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 by avoiding close contact with people who are sick, cover your cough or sneeze, avoid touching your face, and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. There will be hand sanitizer and clean gloves on hand; also Clorox wipes to wipe down tools. Of course, we ask that you not come to the garden if you are showing any signs of illness.

help needed

Weed whacking help in Giving Garden

Tilling – community plots and Giving Garden.  We have the tillers and can train you.

Help moving & spreading compost in Giving Garden.

Occasionally deliver produce to the seniors at Sullivan House or Russell House.

Occasional help to deliver herbs to local restaurants

C. S. Lewis once said, 'Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different."

This is so true for the Giving Garden and the Community Plot area. Over the past 11 years it has changed gradually resulting in the beautiful, peaceful place it is now. We believe God is leading us to expand space in the Giving Garden and the Community Garden Plots! In 2021 we want to grow and give even more produce in response to Covid-19. We want to offer more Community Plots in response to the growing demand; our waitlist is now at 16! So we will add 8 more plots and we’re extending the Giving Garden by 16 feet.

 In 2020, we gave away 3,135 pounds of organic produce to friends in our community. 

With your prayers and gifts we can grow even more in 2021!

Why Join?

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

Learn

New and experienced gardeners welcome.

Social

Make new friends with simliar interests

Work Hard

Literally see the fruits of your labor!

Community

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

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

Garden News

isaias

With Tropical Storm Isaias headed our way Monday night, we need your help to prepare. Please remove all loose items from your plot. These can …

Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.  Proverbs 12:11 Photo by Kristen, community plot holder Hello …

Straw was delivered to the garden May 3.  The cost for this was included in your plot rental fee. Mulching with a layer of newspaper …

VACoopExt

The Virginia Cooperative Extension has a great infographic to show you what you can direct sow and transplant mid April. More great information their website.

Rain - o - Meter

May 11

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

Pests & Disease

isaias

With Tropical Storm Isaias headed our way Monday night, we need your help to prepare. Please remove all loose items from your …

Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.  Proverbs 12:11 Photo by Kristen, community …

Straw was delivered to the garden May 3.  The cost for this was included in your plot rental fee. Mulching with a …

VACoopExt

The Virginia Cooperative Extension has a great infographic to show you what you can direct sow and transplant mid April. More great …

Get ready! Now is the time to plan your garden if you have not done this yet. Our last frost date is …

What a fantastic, productive week!  Welcome to our newest volunteers, Claudia and Val – we are glad to have you! Friday’s crew …