The groundhog says spring will come early this year, and we want to help you get ready!
This week, our Omak library is hosting a free Spring Fever Seed Swap, where you can exchange seeds and learn more about gardening. Bring small envelopes, baggies or jars for seeds. The event will be 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the library.
Then on March 12, our Twisp library will hold a kickoff meeting for its new seed library. Come to this informational event and take home some seeds. A seed library is a collection of seeds that can be “checked out” by patrons. In return, we ask that when you harvest your bounty, you bring back a few seeds to replenish the supply.
Our Ephrata and Oroville libraries also have seed libraries. So stop by and check them out!
And our Moses Lake-area patrons are invited to attend the monthly patron-led Gardening Group that meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Gather with local green thumbs and discuss all things gardening.
In addition to programs and seed libraries, our branch locations offer a wide range of books for every kind of gardening. Here are a few that we will be adding to our collection this spring. Reserve a title with your library card by clicking on the name of the book.
The Pollinator Victory Garden: Give pollinators a fighting chance! Learn how to transition your landscape into a pollinator haven by creating a habitat that includes pollinator nutrition, larval host plants for butterflies and moths, and areas for egg laying, nesting, sheltering, overwintering, resting, and warming.
Ask Cisco: Oh, la, la! Ciscoe Morris answers 400 of the most interesting, oft-asked, most urgent, and puzzling gardening questions.
The Family Garden Plan: Growing a Year’s Worth of Healthy and Sustainable Food: Melissa K. Norris, fifth generation homesteader and host of the popular Pioneering Today podcast, will walk you through each step of the process, from planning your food crops and garden space to harvesting and preserving the food you grow.