TAG: seed libraries

Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on November 2, 2018 at 6:00 am

Bring your green thumb (and your saved seeds) to any of our five seed library locations! The idea is simple: you borrow from a selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds at any time during the year, plant them in your garden, and watch them grow. When it’s time to harvest, collect some seeds to […]

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Spotlight on seed libraries: Fall harvest and garden cleanup

Posted in News on August 30, 2018 at 6:00 am

Gardeners, if you’ve got zucchinis and cucumbers galore, bring them by one of our seed libraries to swap! Also as you start saving seeds for next year’s planting, please don’t forget to bring some back to our seed libraries. Let’s keep the seed borrowing program going for years to come. Now that you’ve harvested some […]

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Anticipation and inspiration: Getting ready for spring gardening

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 27, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole It’s nearly Go Time, my gardening friends! We’ve almost made it through the winter, through the snow and the ice, through the below-freezing temperatures. We have watched last summer’s plants freeze and die back, disappear under a blanket of snow, and get stomped on (along with other indecencies) by neighborhood cats. We […]

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Master Gardeners share the dirt: From butterflies to herb gardens

Posted in News on January 24, 2018 at 6:00 am

In preparation for spring planting season, we have partnered with Master Gardeners from the Washington State University Master Gardener Program for workshops focused growing with garden starters, gardening in containers, herb gardening, gardens that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and more. Get the know-how to make your garden flourish! UPCOM […]

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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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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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