Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping

The Worthington Library Presents




Saturday August 27
4:00pm at the
Worthington Library

Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping is a comprehensive introduction to the variety of delicious vegetables, fruits, and nuts that can be grown in the Northeast, including both traditional and novel planting selections. This presentation includes basic gardening tips for establishing perennial herbs, vines, shrubs and trees that will yield abundant crops year after year throughout the growing season with minimal maintenance. Participants learn how to integrate the needs of plants, beneficial insects and soil organisms using organic gardening techniques. Everyone is offered samples of edible perennial fruits and nuts for tasting. Handouts with resources for further study and recommended sources of seeds and plants will be available.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Books, Summer Reading and Mushrooms

First of all, there are a lot of new books to read at the library You will find a bit of everything from romance to science fiction on the new books shelf. Don't forget to look at the new CD shelf, too! Both young adults and kids will find some treasures featured on shelves in their areas - look for the "New" stickers and you'll have quite a treat.

This Thursday, August 18 at 10:30, we will host the Summer Reading Party with DJ, Into the Groove. This year our reading program, One World, Many Stories, has partnered with Heifer International. The more books read, the more money will be donated to provide an animal through Heifer's "Read to Feed" program. If you want to help them out, the kids have made a donation can which is on the circulation desk.

Last, but not least, coming up next Saturday, August 20 from 3 - 6pm is a workshop on Mushroom Log Inoculation. In this hands on workshop, we will be drilling oak logs and inoculating them with edible mushroom spore. Participants will be able to take home a log (as long as they last) and grow their own delicious mushrooms. Local mushroom enthusiast, Martin Bridge will be conducting this workshop.