Join SustainRT Online Education Committee for an encore presentation from the 2019 ALA conference.
Growing Communities Together: Libraries and Gardens
Time: October 3, 2019, 1-2pm CST
Presenters: Kathy McKay, Pete Villasenor, Meg Wilson, Carrie Banks
Register, at: https://forms.gle/dp1sUXMSdyGFY6Ae8
Description: Curious about the green things outside the library’s windows? Or are you craving green things outside the library’s windows? Find out more about how libraries are are embracing gardens. Are you interested in LEED certification or just making your library more sustainable? Does your local food pantry need fresh produce? Are the children in the children’s room getting antsy? Are your teens bored? Does your ESL class need a focus? Do your students need a break? Or a hands-on science activity? Gardens are the answer. Learn from model programs around the country. Hear from Peter Villasenor, Branch Manager at Oakland Public Library’s Cesar Chavez Branch, about their bilingual seed library and container garden. Explore the National Library of Medicine’s healing garden with the Master Gardener who tends it. Discover the 17 indoor gardens of the Gwinnett County Public Library, you will be amazed by their harvests. Take home your very own seeds to get you started on your own garden. Remember when you have a library and a garden, you have everything you need!