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Time To Get Your Garden On…

It’s mid-February, and you know what that means.  Almost Spring.  Which means almost gardening time.  And if you’ve been reading my last few posts, you know I’m getting all wound up about libraries as sources of food education.

So, over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to give you a crash course in preparing a food garden and library programs related to it.  Whether you’re an urban library surrounded by concrete or a rural library with abundant agricultural resources, I think you’ll find information that can help you out!

We’ll go over different types of gardens, organizations that can help you out, grants that are available, programs you can run and more!

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Craft Recipes Galore

Phew.  It’s been a day.  And a half.  Seriously.

Anyways, I found a plethora of kid activity info on this website: http://www.makeplaydough.com/

That’s right.  I said plethora.  The site is cluttered with ads, but ya gotta pay the bills somehow, I guess.  The recipes for different craft things, from play dough to goop to chalk, are worth wading through ads for.

Honey Bees

I am not even kidding.  Take a look at this: http://www.helpthehoneybees.com/

a) I love the website, incredibly well done
b) honeybees are cute
c) you could do a children’s program on the topic

Librarians must seek inspiration everywhere. 😉  And an ice cream company is a good place to start. Yum.