Abundant gardening programs and resources at the library

Posted on May 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

It’s time to dig into garden projects! The library is providing inspiration and information with the help of Master Gardeners and other garden experts.

Explore our gardening programs, seed libraries, and resources for the spring and summer seasons:

Plant Clinic | All Ages Gardening | Waterwise Gardening |
Composting Workshops | Saving & Sharing Your Harvest |
Digital Resource & Booklist | Seed Libraries

 

PLANT CLINIC

Master Gardeners Plant Clinic

Need assistance identifying a garden pest or determining why a plant is not thriving? The Master Gardeners can help with a wide variety of horticulture issues, including plant selection, installation, and maintenance; plant problem diagnosis and treatment; environmentally sound gardening practices; pest identification* and management; and effective landscaping practices.

*Due to limited space, please bring samples for pest identification in a one gallon plastic zipper bag or smaller. For additional information about preparing a sample for pest identification, contact Master Gardeners at 509.477.2181 or by email at mastergardener@spokanecounty.org.

CHENEY
June 7–September 20
1st & 3rd Fridays, 1–5pm

 

ALL AGES GARDENING

Wildflower Seed Bombs
For all ages

Create wildflower seed bombs that are enjoyable to plant! Once you get home, you can launch your wildflower seed bombs outside onto the soil where you want beautiful, colorful flowers to grow. We provide the supplies.

CHENEY
Saturday, June 1, 2–3pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Tuesday, June 4, 4–5:30pm

ARGONNE
Tuesday, June 11, 3:30–5pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Saturday, June 15, 10:30–11:30am

FAIRFIELD
Tuesday, June 18, 3–4pm

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Tuesday, June 25, 2–4pm

Artful Garden
For all ages

Decorate your very own flower pot and take it home with a new plant inside. We provide the supplies.

HOLMBERG PARK (NORTH SPOKANE), 9651 N WALL ST
Wednesday, Jun 26, 6–8pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Thursday, June 27, 4–6pm

SPOKANE VALLEY
Tuesday, July 16, 2–4pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Wednesday, July 17, 2–4pm

FAIRFIELD
Thursday, Jul 18, 3–5pm

DEER PARK
Saturday, July 20, 2–4pm

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Tuesday, July 30, 2–4pm

MEDICAL LAKE
Wednesday, July 31, 5:30–7:30pm

 

WATERWISE GARDENING

Drought-Adapted Landscapes
For adults

Create a sense of place, save water and resources, and promote native birds and pollinators when you plant native and drought adapted plants. Botanist and nursery owner Diane Stutzman provides insights on the benefits of drought tolerant gardening and landscaping around your home.

ARGONNE
Tuesday, June 4, 6–7pm

CHENEY
Thursday, June 6, 4:30–5:30pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Tuesday, June 11, 6–7pm

SPOKANE VALLEY
Wednesday, June 12, 6–7pm

NORTH SPOKANE
Thursday, June 20, 6–7pm

FAIRFIELD
Tuesday, June 25, 6–7pm

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Thursday, June 27, 6–7pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Wednesday, September 11, 6–7pm

Drip Irrigation for Your Garden
For adults

Find out how to be a waterwise gardener, limit water loss, and still have a beautiful garden with drip irrigation.

CHENEY
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30–8pm

 

COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS

Master Composting Class
For adults

Get best practices in composting from Spokane County Master Composters and Recyclers. Take home pamphlets on topics such as different composting bins, vermicomposting (worms), compost materials dos and don’ts, compost tea, and the Bokashi method. Plus take home a compost bin; limit one per household, while supplies last.

DEER PARK
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30–7:30pm

FAIRFIELD
Tuesday, July 23, 6:30–7:30pm

Indoor & Outdoor Composting
For adults

Compare both composting methods to discover which will work best for you. We explore vermiculture (worms) composting and Bokashi (fermenting) composting and take a look at electric composters, open GEOBINs, closed tumblers, sheet composters, and more!

OTIS ORCHARDS
Tuesday, July 16, 6:30–8pm

CHENEY
Saturday, July 20, 2–3:30pm

 

SAVING & SHARING YOUR HARVEST

Saving Seeds from Your Garden

Gardeners have been saving seeds long before seed catalogs came into existence. Master Gardener Steve Nokes shares which seeds you can save and how to save them.

FAIRFIELD
Tuesday, August 27, 6:30–7:30pm

CHENEY
Thursday, September 12, 5–6pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Tuesday, September 24, 6–7pm

Produce Swap

Bring in your extra produce (fresh only), and take home something different from another garden. Leftovers will be delivered to local food banks or community centers for distribution.

August–September

CHENEY
Fridays, 10am–5pm

DEER PARK
Fridays, 10am–6pm
Saturdays, 10am–6pm
Sundays, 1–5pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Saturdays, 10am–5pm

FAIRFIELD
Check for produce in the box in front of City Hall.

 

DIGITAL RESOURCE & BOOKLIST

Home Improvement Reference Center

Make an impact using techniques to create a sustainable landscape with Home Improvement Reference Center.

Conservation Gardening Booklist

Conserve water and create a beautiful garden with the efficient gardening and landscaping techniques found in these staff-picked books.

 

SEED LIBRARIES

The idea: you borrow from a selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds available in our seed libraries, plant them in your garden, and watch them grow. When it’s time to harvest, let a plant or two go to seed and bring some back to the library for the next round of gardeners to enjoy.

Our seed library locations are:

Check out our Take-and-Give Seed Libraries web page to learn more about seed libraries and to find great gardening resources.

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