Library Farm

Posts about the Cicero community garden.

Aquaponics

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 23, 2014
Oct 232014
 

Aquaponics 101


Wednesday November 5, 2014
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
NOPL at Cicero- Community Rm
Did you know you can grow your own fish and salad in the same space?
Aquaponics is a combination of hydroponics (growing plants without soil) and aquaculture (fish-farming) to produce efficient, multi-benefit food production systems.

Come learn from Laurie Trotta, Assistant Professor of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences at SUNY Morrisville, home to a 4,000 gallon aquaponics system that produces 22,000 heads of lettuces and 1,700 pounds of tilapia every year.

 

Read the full article here from Syracuse (WSYR-TV).

If you want to know more about using FamilySearch to investigate your family’s history NOPL at Cicero is having a workshop September 10th, 2014. Click the button below to reserve yourself a seat.

Find Your Ancestors using FamilySearch


Wednesday September 10, 2014
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm
Have you heard about FamilySearch? It is the largest genealogy organization in the world and maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history. Join genealogy expert Carl Smith as he demonstrates how people can use the newest features of FamilySearch to find their ancestors. Don’t miss it!

Junior Gardener’s Club

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 6, 2014
Jun 062014
 

Junior Gardener's Club

Junior Gardener’s Club

If you enjoy spending time outside, learning about the environment, or growing plants, you will enjoy working at the LibraryFarm this summer!

Our Jr. Gardener’s Club starts Friday June 6th, at 3:30.  Each fun-filled session will include a science topic, work in the Junior Gardener’s very own “5 Senses Garden” they plan themselves, and plenty of fun outdoors and in!

If you’re interested, please sign up on the Library Calendar. Space is limited, so don’t delay!

(Ages 8 to 12)

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Apr 062014
 

The LibraryFarm is an organic community garden on one-half acre of land owned by the Northern Onondaga Public Library in Cicero, NY.  Anyone can “check out” a plot! The purpose of the Library Farm is to provide a place for the community to grow, share and learn about food literacy, and organic, sustainable gardening.

At the Library Farm, half of the area is dedicated to the Community Garden; the other half is dedicated to the Library Farm Plotters – our individual gardeners. All gardeners agree to follow organic growing practices.

Come visit us! We are located at the NOPL @ Cicero Library.

The LibraryFarm: An Extension of Creative Services from NOPL!

 

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Library Farm Open House

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 4, 2013
Jun 042013
 

Library Farm Open HouseIt’s a perfect time to visit the LibraryFarm and see how we are growing and changing. The LibraryFarm will host informational programming, with plenty of hands-on fun for everyone. We will also have volunteers available for group or individual tours of the LibraryFarm.

Schedule of Events in our Community Room:
11:00 am “Sustainability: What’s the Big Deal?” Presented by GreeningUSA
12:00 pm “Attracting Butterflies to Your Yard” Presented by Janet Allen, Habitat Gardening of CNY
2:00 pm “ All about Organic Farms and Joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)” Presented by Freedom Rains Farm

Informational stations, occurring throughout the day, will be located under the front portico:

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener’s “Ask a Gardener!” Station with soil testing available
  • GreeningUSA
  • Friends of the Cicero Public Library
  • [Located in garden] Growing strawberries/lettuces in a barrel with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners
  • An interactive presentation of the LibraryFarm’s Master Plan

Hands-on Stations are found outside on the library’s picnic tables and consist of:

  • Make a container scarecrow
  • Plant and Take a sunflower and pumpkin
  • Make a seed bomb
  • Make a wasp decoy
  • Help stuff the garden scarecrows

And so much more!

Light refreshments will be served throughout the day in our community room.
Some events happening outside will be moved indoors in the event of rain.

Northern Onondaga Public Library 8686 Knowledge Ln.
Cicero, NY 13039. 315.699.2534
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