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Friday, April 17, 2009

Green Thumbs

Gardening has been in the national spotlight recently since Michelle Obama planted a vegetable garden at the White House ("Obamas to Plant Vegetable Garden at White House," New York Times, March 20, 2009). The local food movement also has made gardening more popular. If you would like to try your hand this spring, here’s some books to try:

Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon

The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book by Barbara Ellis

Gardening With Heirloom Seeds by Lynn Coulter

All New Square-Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

The Edible Garden by Hazel White

Don’t Miss . . .

Enjoy Gardening as a Family. Saturday, April 25, 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library. Join a horticulturist from Green Spring Gardens to learn about the fun of gardening. Cosponsored by Friends of John Marshall Library. All ages.

1 comment:

Erin Chernisky said...

If you'd like a chance to test out your green thumb, there are gardening volunteer opportunities at many of the Fairfax County Public Library branches. The gardening volunteers do a wonderful job of creating beautifully landscaped areas which create a more inviting feel for the library customers. If you are interested in helping to garden and maintain library grounds, please contact your local branch and ask to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator.