TAG: gardening

Overabundance: What to do when the produce is piling up

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz This spring, I bought a house with a lovely little backyard. At the time, it was pretty hard to tell what was growing back there—just what looked like lots of promising looking twigs and buds. As spring warmed into summer, my vegetative bounty slowly revealed itself. Every new discovery was a delight […]

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Urban Farming & Food Preservation

Posted in News on September 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

This fall, local gardeners can find a lot to love at our 5 seed libraries: Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Medical Lake, and Otis Orchards. Master Gardener Steve Nokes shares how to save seeds from your garden so you can share them with other library customers and for your next round of planting. For those with […]

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Sharing your harvest’s bounty at library produce swaps

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Gwendolyn Haley My eyes are bigger than my freezer and pantry. Every year, I plant a little garden, only to be overwhelmed when everything starts to ripen at once. My family starts to groan and say, “No more… beans, tomatoes, squash” and so on. Each spring, I underestimate just how much produce will come […]

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New spaces and fresh updates at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on April 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

The hammering and sawing is done and the tools have been put away. We invite you to visit the North Spokane Library to see the remodel, including the expanded kids’ area, new meeting rooms, and our newest space: The Lab. THE LAB The Lab is devoted to engaging, hands-on learning opportunities. This space showcases local […]

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Community gardening: a delicious pursuit to feed the hungry and the soul

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge I met with Teresa Sadler of Pumpkin Patch Community Garden to talk about the garden and learn her take on gardening, especially as a community. Originally a pumpkin patch and then a parking lot and staging site for the construction company that built the bridge over the river, the community garden was […]

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Dirt-y pleasures: Seed libraries & urban farming classes

Posted in News on April 20, 2017 at 6:00 am

All season long from seedlings to harvest, Spokane County Library District is here to support local gardeners. We have programs for everyone, from the seasoned green thumb exploring new techniques to parents looking to get kids excited about the messy and educational fun of gardening. THE SEED LIBRARIES A seed library works like this: you borrow […]

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Urban farming: gardens, bees, chickens, & our seed libraries

Posted in News on February 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

Urban farming classes at the library It’s time to start thinking about spring. Soon the ground with thaw and be ready for gardens to bloom. We have a lineup of great programs in our Urban Farming series, from turning your lawn into food to container vegetable gardening, from beekeeping to raising chickens within city limits. […]

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Engage: our new library event magazine

Posted in News on December 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

  Spokane County Library District introduces Engage, the new magazine packed with information about events, workshops, and programs at the library. You can pick up Engage at any of our 10 libraries or view it online. Just like all of our events and programs, the magazine is free. When you open the pages of Engage, […]

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Building and planting next year’s garden

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Earlier this summer when it was still scorching, I fenced off a portion of our yard to keep our new raised-bed garden out of reach of our two mutts. The dogs were not pleased to have lost some of their lawn. Too exhausted from the heat to do any more, I took […]

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Summer Bounty: Food & Gardening Series

Posted in News on August 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

Brought to you by the Seed Libraries at Deer Park, Medical Lake, and Otis Orchards Libraries and the Master Gardener Program at WSU Extension for Spokane County. Enjoy the bounty of your summer garden long after summer is over. At our three Seed Library locations, you can discover ways to preserve your produce, create delicious […]

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