It’s been an insane few weeks preparing for the Public Library Association Annual Conference! I have a lot more I’d like to share, but time has gotten away from me. So here are a few ideas to get started for urban food education!
If you’re in an urban library, you can still teach patrons quite a bit about gardening, even if you don’t have a lot of green space.
For instance, you can grow lettuce, herbs and microgreens near a window. There are a ton of great tutorials out there to check out!
If you have just a small bit of dirt running along a wall, consider growing peas. Peas are easy to start now, and they’ll grow up a small trellis or string along the side of your building!
If you have some space ( a few feet ) to place a container, consider potatoes! Using a collapsing pot let’s you grow potatoes during the season, then remove the dirt and the pot easily in the fall!
And don’t forget window boxes. With a window box you can grow dwarf varieties of snap/sugar peas, edible flowers, herbs and more!