“Plant a Garden, Grow a Community”
The Westover Branch Library is creating a new Community Garden program in partnership with Arlington Public School’s Teen Parenting Program.
Starting in September, students in the Family and Consumer Services program at the Reed School will work with their science teacher, the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia and Westover librarians to plan and plant a container garden of cold weather crops.
In addition to planting and tending the garden, students will attend workshops on nutrition, how to use library resources, community participation and civic engagement. They will also read and participate in a book discussionled by the Westover librarians.
- Seeds for the Westover garden have been donated by The Dinner Garden.
- The garden program is funded by an Arlington Education grant from the Arlington Community Foundation.
- Produce harvested from the Westover garden will go to the students and the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
The Library will also offer children’s programs based around the garden – check the Westover Branch Library calendar or the Kids Events page for more information.