The Southborough Library is working towards launching its 2021 season of the Seed Exchange in March. Towards that end, they are encouraging gardeners to donate seeds they collected last summer and fall. A collection box has been placed outside of the Library by the curbside pickup tables.
Last spring, the Library successfully launched its seed exchange. Staff were able to share with patrons over 60 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers seeds in individual packets in time to start indoor growing. Since then, the Library has been expanding its gardening focused offerings.
With help from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Library has been holding semi-monthly workshops over zoom. The “DIG IN! Garden Information Series” began in the fall and is continuing with more programs scheduled for January and February.
The Library also has plans for a Community Garden and hopes allow patrons to check out mobile “gardening kits” this spring. (You can read the full press release with more grant details here. For more details on the seed exchange, click here.)
As for the workshop series, below is a reminder of the details.
Each session, led by Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens, takes place from 7:00 – 8:00 pm on a Monday. To sign up through Southborough Recreation, click the links below:
Herb Gardening – January 11th
Let’s face it…. store bought herbs, either fresh or dried, can really put a strain on your wallet. Why not grow your own?
Composting 101 – January 25th
Yep. We’ve got it all covered, from the “how to” to the “how much”.
The Pollinator Garden – February 8th
Raised Bed Gardening – February 22nd