Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ready, Set, Garden

It's March and spring will be here before we know it, and not a moment too soon. Time to start thinking about your garden -the one you have or the one you want- and planning its bounty. The Library has plenty of books, DVDs and magazines to help you get started or further hone your craft. Check out magazines such as Indiana Gardening, Backyard Living, and Better Homes and Gardens, to name a just a few. Search the catalog for all sorts of gardening books to borrow, and don't forget about gardening DVDs such as "Zen Garden" and "Grow Your Own Vegetables."

While you're at it, sign up for one of our upcoming gardening programs for adults, taught by Master Gardener Amy Mullen:

Learn how to grow your own vegetables at "Intro to Vegetable Gardening" on Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm.

The following week, on Tuesday, March 19th at 7pm, learn about "Gardening with Bulbs" in Indiana for brilliant color throughout the year.

On Tuesday, April 9th at 7pm, we'll will talk "Tomatoes 101," with tips on how to choose, plant and harvest perfect summer tomatoes.

(Psst, one lucky attendee to each of the above three programs with Amy Mullen will win a great door prize.) 

Finally, enjoy your produce year-round after you learn the basics of water bath canning from Master Food Preserver and Indy Food Swappers founder Suzanne Krowiak at "Canning Your Own Produce" on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7pm. Suzanne will talk about which foods are appropriate for water bath canning and demonstrate a complete preserves recipe from start to finish.

Reserve your seat at these programs today and bring your green thumb to the Library!

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