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:
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 email@example.com.
June 7–September 20
1st & 3rd Fridays, 1–5pm
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.
Saturday, June 1, 2–3pm
Tuesday, June 4, 4–5:30pm
Tuesday, June 11, 3:30–5pm
Saturday, June 15, 10:30–11:30am
Tuesday, June 18, 3–4pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2–4pm
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.
Tuesday, June 4, 6–7pm
Thursday, June 6, 4:30–5:30pm
Tuesday, June 11, 6–7pm
Wednesday, June 12, 6–7pm
Thursday, June 20, 6–7pm
Tuesday, June 25, 6–7pm
Thursday, June 27, 6–7pm
Wednesday, September 11, 6–7pm
Drip Irrigation for Your Garden
Find out how to be a waterwise gardener, limit water loss, and still have a beautiful garden with drip irrigation.
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30–8pm
Master Composting Class
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.
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30–7:30pm
Tuesday, July 23, 6:30–7:30pm
Indoor & Outdoor Composting
Compare both composting methods to discover which will work best for you. We explore vermillion (worms) composting and Bokashi (fermenting) composting and take a look at electric composters, open GEOBINs, closed tumblers, sheet composters, and more!
Tuesday, July 16, 6:30–8pm
Saturday, July 20, 2–3:30pm
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.
Tuesday, August 27, 6:30–7:30pm
Thursday, September 12, 5–6pm
Tuesday, September 24, 6–7pm
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.
Check for produce in the box in front of City Hall.
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.
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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