TAG: urban farming

Grow Your Garden: Borrow & Share Seeds at Our 5 Seed Libraries

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 3, 2022 at 7:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Spokane County is a community of gardeners, and the movement is growing. Last year, the library distributed over 2,000 seed packets to community members through our seed libraries, helping people discover the joy of growing their own food.  What Is a Seed Library? A seed library is run for the benefit of […]

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Dig into Library Programs That Are Thought Provoking, Entrepreneurial & Entertaining

Posted in News on February 17, 2022 at 4:15 am

Our March programs provide opportunities to explore a variety of topics. Hear the story of one man’s forgiveness of his attacker who went on a killing spree shortly after 9/11. Gardening ideas and tips have sprung up in four different programs. These fill up fast! Our medley of programs for adults includes the return of […]

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Take & Give: Seed Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on February 14, 2022 at 6:00 am

Locations Spokane County Library District’s seed library locations are: Cheney Library Fairfield Library Otis Orchards Library North Spokane Library Spokane Valley Library Check for gardening programs on our online events calendar. How do seed libraries work? You borrow from a selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds during the year, plant […]

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The art of saving seeds

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 31, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole In a remote vault located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, nearly one million seed varieties are stored. The purpose of this immense storage facility is to ensure the genetic future of these seed varieties, should any of the gene banks located around the world suffer catastrophic disaster. One hundred […]

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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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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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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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