Planting a Garden, Building our Community
Over the past year, Westover Branch Library staff have worked with teachers from APS’ Teenage Parenting Program (TPP) to offer TPP students hands-on classes on nutrition, gardening, and science and consumer science.
The program was made possible thanks to a grant from the Arlington Community Foundation.
The Library has also created reading discussion groups just for the students, as well as story times for their children, and hosted public workshops on planting, sustainable gardening, and composting this year, as well as gardening storytimes.
Much to our delight, excitement around the Westover Garden Project spilled into the community!
With the help of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Field to Table, Inc., and Master Food Volunteers, and the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, we now have a total of sixteen raised garden beds, all of which are currently planted or ready to be planted:
Want to Get Involved?
Join us at Westover on Wednesday, May 15, from 6-7:30 p.m. to help get more plants in the ground!
You’ll learn about kitchen composting, what to plant when, and how to grow what you want to eat, and you’ll leave with seedlings and/or a packet of seeds. And the first 15 attendees will receive a copy of The Essential Urban Farmer, by Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal!
Learn more about Gardens at the Arlington Public Library.