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Want to Plant a "Garden Tool Library"?
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Want to Plant a “Garden Tool Library”?

Please take a few moments to tell us your thoughts about a possible donated gardening tool lending library in Arlington. Thanks. And spring will arrive. We promise.      

A Fine Week for Feeding the Hungry
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A Fine Week for Feeding the Hungry

A not-so-small victory in the fight against local hunger. Thanks to Arlington Public Library customers paying fines from Nov. 2 through 9, more than $1,000 will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. With the Friends of Arlington Public Library generously contributing 10 cents for each dollar paid off, the total take in fines was […]

Fall Plantings in the Vegetable Gardens
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Fall Plantings in the Vegetable Gardens

The Veggies of Fall are Growing! Fall plantings of many vegetables thrive if planted in August to early October, depending on the plant. In late September, garden volunteers planted cole crops (broccoli, kale, collards, Napa cabbage, tat soi), spinach, and crimson clover – a soil enriching winter cover crop – on the berm adjacent to […]

Pay Fines, Feed the Hungry: Nov. 2 - 9
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Pay Fines, Feed the Hungry: Nov. 2 – 9

There are 2 ways to help: Donate Food or Pay Your Fines   Do you have a few dollars in late fees on your Library account? For every dollar in fines paid to the Library from Nov. 2 – 9, the Friends of the Arlington Public Library will donate 10 cents to AFAC (Arlington Food […]

Guest Blog: Bamboo, From Trellis to Fencing
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Guest Blog: Bamboo, From Trellis to Fencing

“Arlingwoman” is a local gardener who volunteers with Plot Against Hunger. She blogs about AFAC,  the Central Library vegetable garden and Garden Talks at arlingwords.wordpress.com. Central Library was hopping on Sunday, and not just because it’s a great place to check out books and media. Puwen Lee had conspired with Lynn Westergren to design a fence for the part of […]

Guest Blog: Spring Planting Update
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Guest Blog: Spring Planting Update

The garden at Central Library will soon be growing interesting and flavorful vegetables! Two weeks ago, Don Weber, one of AFAC’s Plot Against Hunger volunteers planted peas, carrots, lettuce and spinach. Kristin Thompson followed up with more carrots, lettuce seedlings and spring onions. Volunteers will be making a push to clean up and plant the rest […]

Broccoli: "I think I'll make it through this!"
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Broccoli: “I think I’ll make it through this!”

Lettuce: “Me too!”   Over the weekend, Arlingwoman sent us a garden note and photos of the lettuce and broccoli:  “Even temperatures in the twenties haven’t vanquished them, though freezing rain might. I think they’ve got a warm micro-climate there…”     “Arlingwoman” is a local gardener who volunteers with Plot Against Hunger. She blogs […]

Guest Blog: Garden Signs Tell a Story
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Guest Blog: Garden Signs Tell a Story

“Arlingwoman” is a local gardener who volunteers with Plot Against Hunger. She blogs about AFAC,  the Central Library vegetable garden and Garden Talks at arlingwords.wordpress.com. Signage.  It isn’t something most people think much about unless it’s lacking or intrusive. I have been thinking about it lately because I often see people at the Central Library garden walking along reading the signs. […]

Garden Blog: Fall AFAC Crop Update
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Garden Blog: Fall AFAC Crop Update

Bright Eggplants and Finches “Arlingwoman” is a local gardener who volunteers with Plot Against Hunger. She blogs about AFAC,  the Central Library vegetable garden and Garden Talks at arlingwords.wordpress.com.   Ah, Labor Day weekend! It means we are in late summer and have only a few weeks left before the autumnal equinox.  While I have been busy planting […]

Garden Blog: Fall Planting Begins Now
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Garden Blog: Fall Planting Begins Now

Extending Your Garden Season Get the Fall Vegetable Planting Schedule. “Arlingwoman” is a local gardener who volunteers with Plot Against Hunger. She blogs about AFAC,  the Central Library vegetable garden and Garden Talks at arlingwords.wordpress.com.   I mentioned in last week’s blog that I had started planting for fall.  Just as in the transitioning spring garden, there […]