The library will once again have a garden plot at the Basalt Community Gardens. Our plot will feature seeds available through the library, courtesy of our generous supporters and maintained by a team of volunteers. Throughout the growing and harvesting season, we hope to provide new and experienced gardeners an example of the kinds of bounty that can come from just a few plants.
Not that it is always successful! Some years, we have more volunteers, or it is hotter, or the automatic watering system has a glitch. Maybe some of the seeds don’t sprout, or companion plants take over and go crazy. These are all things that can happen in any garden, at any time. The library plot is an opportunity to commiserate and celebrate the joys of a kitchen garden.
We participate in the Grow & Give program, which takes donations from gardeners to local food banks. In addition to our on-going partnership with Harvest for Hunger, we will have produce from our plot available at the library on Tuesdays and Fridays once we are able to harvest.
We are so happy to announce the library has received seeds for distribution this year from new donors. We are grateful to these organizations for replenishing our seed stock: Botanical Interests, High Mowing Organic Seeds, The Living Seed Company, and Seed Programs International.
New this year are flowers! Many of the flowers are companion plants to vegetables, like marigolds to tomatoes. Please come browse our seed collection, or pick up a kitchen garden starter set. And if you need some refreshers, visit the library YouTube channel for our videos with Denyse Schrenker of the CSU Extension Office/Eagle County. It is definitely that time of year again!
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