|Tuesday August 5, 2014|
|6:30 PM to 7:45 PM|
|NOPL @ Cicero
THE HERB ACADEMY: Part 2 of 3
Herbal Summer Coolers
How do you stay cool when the temperature rises? These herb concoctions will help! Join herbalist Deb Thorna to look at ways to beat the heat. We’ll try herbed ice cubes, lemonade, tea, granitas and ice pops. You’ll receive some recipes and learn how to experiment at home. There will be samples!
Posts about the Cicero community garden.
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!
(Ages 8 to 12)
Here at the LibraryFarm, we want to create a long-lasting program with input from you, our Library Patrons and Library Farmers. Contribute to these efforts by providing your feedback and opinions in this quick, 4 question survey!
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.
It’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
- 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.