Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Welcome to the Ames Public Library garden!

Hi everyone! Ames Public Library Youth Services Staff and Smyles the Library Dog welcome you to our blog about our library garden. The theme this year for our summer reading program is Dig Into Reading!, so it was only natural to have a library garden this summer.

Here you can see Smyles getting ready to plant a kohlrabi. Next up was a batch of chives that you can see in the background. You can eat chives like green onions--they have a mild onion taste. They are super easy to grow and often come back year after year.

We'll be posting updates throughout the summer about the progress of our garden's fruits and vegetables. We also have programs that take place right in our garden, so if you want the chance to get dirty and do some digging, join us!

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