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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

A Virginia Beach Community Garden

Upcoming Events

Wed. 2/12 1-2pm Home School Work Party We’ll prepare blueberry patch with mulch and newspaper, light weeding. All are welcome!
Fri. 2/14 12:30 – 2pm
* new time
TGIFriday work group We’ll weed plot; work on asparagus plot; cut back rosemary; harvest. No meetup if temp is below 40 degrees
Sat. 3/14
8am – ?
Big Dig II Work Party We’ll excavate walkways for paving and mulch. Help us till, move & spread soil, spread mulch. Stay for a while or until it’s done! Friends welcome and community service hours available. RSVP by 3/11 for lunch so we have plenty of food.
Sat. 3/21
1-4pm
DNOW (Discipleship Now) Work Party Help the youth spread compost in the Giving Garden. All are welcome!

help needed

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

Help till and mulch Three Oaks Elementary School raised beds

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

Occasional help to deliver herbs to local restaurants

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

Garden News

What a fantastic, productive week!  Welcome to our newest volunteers, Claudia and Val - we are glad to have you!Friday's crew made the front flower …
We haven't had too many people gardening in the Fall in past seasons. This year we have several plots that have been replanted for Fall …
Welcome to hurricane season!!  As we prepare for the storm, please secure anything that is not tied down so it doesn’t become a projectile that …

 In 2019, we gave away 2,409 pounds of organic produce to friends in our community. 

With your prayers and gifts we can grow even more in 2020!

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!!!). …
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 …
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 …
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!