The calendar says spring has arrived and the library is here to support our local gardeners with materials and events to inspire your outside work.
We know the soil is rich in Wood County, so we have always maintained a large collection of books and videos to support everything from rose aficionados to urban homesteaders and county 4-H projects. Name your favorite plant and the library has a book on it. The collection covers all interest levels from beginners who want to have successful container gardens to those who are looking for soil management techniques. Need to build a chicken coop or raise a goat? Your library has that covered with a book called “How to Raise Goats,” part of the FFA Agricultural Education series.
Apart from a collection of reading material, the library launched a Seed Library last spring to enthusiastic reviews. Located on the second floor of the library, the seeds are alphabetically arranged. Browse to see if you would like to try growing anything in the collection, or drop off extra seeds for sharing.
Several upcoming events will also give gardeners opportunities to learn from experts and make connections to neighbors with shared interests in outside work. Today, the BG Parks and Recreation naturalists and library staff will join forces at Simpson Garden Park to make a fairy for your garden. On April 10, the City of Bowling Green’s arborist, Adrien Lowien-Kirian, will discuss taking care of trees. Then on May 16, Rachel Sizer from the Wood County Solid Waste Management District will do a presentation on composting.
No matter where your interests and skills lie, the library is rooting for you and your plants.
Raine is deputy director at the library.