Winter 2017 Newsletter
Our gardens have long since been put to bed, last summer’s seeds have been saved and stored, and the new seed catalogs are piling up. The seed catalogs are so cheering as they assure us that we will be back in the garden before you know it. Already the days are getting longer bit by bit.
Last summer we started a dedicated seed garden in a space behind the Fowler Branch Library. Unfortunately, the seed garden was sited in a spot that didn’t get sufficient sun. Fortunately we still had plants to use for a seed saving workshop. We would love to have some participation in the planting and tending of the seed garden so if you are interested please let us know. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s programming looks exciting. Please join Kitty and Enid for a seed starting workshop and discussion at the Fowler Branch Library on Saturday, January 14th from 2-3:30. We’ll talk and show how you can do your own starts to get a jump on our short growing season. We’ll also share our experiences and what we’ve learned from those of us who have been starting plants indoors during the winter.
Next we’ll have our annual seed packing party on Saturday, February 11th at 2:00. It feels so good to sit around a table with fellow gardeners handling seeds and talking about all things garden. Nothing makes spring seem eminent than packing up our seeds for the new season!
The Seed Lending Library will officially reopen on Saturday, March 11 and we are very happy and excited to announce that the opening day speakers are Ben Elliott and Mark Congdon of Saltbox Farm! See here for information about the program and how to sign up.
Enjoy your seed catalogs and perhaps we’ll see you on Jan 14th for seed starting!