May 7, 2020 Newsletter
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Annual Plant Handout - Saturday, May 16 
(Free plants in exchange for 20% of the produce)
Please join us for our annual plant handout!  Many of us are finding more time to garden this year.  It is a great family activity that can be done at home, with rewarding results. 

When:  Saturday, May 16th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Mitch Charter School, 19550 SW 90th Ct, Tualatin
What:  Tomatoes, Peppers, Herbs, and a few flowers to attract pollinators

Details:  We will have several varieties of tomatoes, peppers, herbs and some flowers to attract pollinators to your garden.  For those who missed our seed handout in March, we still have some seeds available as well.  All plant starts and seeds are offered for free to those interesting in gardening with Neighbor's Nourishing Communities and donating 20% of their harvest to the Tualatin Food Pantry or other food donation center of choice. 

We will be located at the back of the school, outside in the parking area.  Please help us ensure spatial distancing.  When you arrive, we will ask you to register with us and kindly allow 6' distance from other gardeners if there is a line.  New gardeners will be asked to acknowledge their commitment to donate 20% of their produce.  As in the past, we will be set up shopping style.  However this year we will have plants spaced so that you can start at one end and work your way forward (one way only), choosing your plants along the way while maintaining distance from other gardeners. We are also asking that you bring your own box for carrying your plants this year.  If you have any plants you have raised and want to share, feel free to bring those with you.

We look forward to seeing you there.  And if you have friends that are willing to garden and grow wonderful produce for a great cause - bring them along!
DIY Garden Stakes

Looking for a fun garden project?  A local artist has a digital product available for you to purchase, download, print and color.  These are meant to be colored in by you or maybe your little helpers - as a  fun home project.  There are 64 individual designs for veggies, herbs and more.  Check them out at the following link:  One Lane Road - DIY Garden Stakes

Tomato Planting for More Fruit Production

Most of us have traditionally planted our tomato plants as shown above in diagram "A".  For healthier tomato plants with a stronger root system, remove the lowest leaves from the plant and lay it horizontally as shown above in diagram "B".  Roots will form on the portion of the plant that is buried in the soil. And laying the plant horizontally keeps it warmer than planting it deeper vertically where the soil is cooler. Your plant will initially be shorter, however, you will be rewarded with better fruit production in the long run.
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Neighbors Nourishing Communities (NNC) is an organization of neighbors gardening to raise fresh produce for local families in need of food support.  We provide plants, seeds, instruction and site consultations in exchange for 20% of the produce raised. Visit our website at
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