Library hosts gardening workshops

Published 1:54 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2018

It’s time to start thinking about planting gardens again.

The Clark County Public Library is hosting its annual series of spring gardening workshops on Saturdays through May.

Library Director Julie Maruskin said the workshops started 18 years ago with one about heirloom tomatoes. Through the years, the program has expanded at the library, as they have taken the tomato program to surrounding counties as well.

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The schedule calls for a session on tomatoes later this month, she said. April’s programs include one on hummingbirds and other pollinators, and one on “fast food,” featuring plants that go from seed to final product in six weeks, she said.

May includes a session on Victory Gardens, which began during World War I, and how those concepts can be applied to gardening today, she said.

“At the tomato class, I’ll make them get dirty and transplant a tomato,” Maruskin said.

Saturday morning, nearly 40 filled the CCPL conference room to hear Maruskin share her knowledge about planting peppers. Each participant also left with a package of seeds to grow their own peppers.

In previous years, the workshops inspired one couple to plant their own half-acre garden using only the seeds they received from workshops, Maruskin said, and shared the final results with the library staff.

For more information, call the Clark County Public Library at 744-5661.

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