Fall Harvest gathering at library
As autumn leaves begin to fall, our gardening season nears its end. After planting all the seeds, and all of the watering and weeding (not to mention your blood donation to the mosquitoes), your hard work is finally done. How well did your garden grow? Whether your harvest was wonderful or left much to be desired, let’s discuss it! Come gather around our table at T.B. Scott Free Library on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 1-2:30 p.m. to converse with other active and aspiring gardeners.
If your garden did abundantly well, here’s an opportunity to share some of your secrets. Tell us about your “go-to” fertilizer, give up the recipe to your organic drop-dead pest killer, or show off a picture of your prize-winning tomatoes. If your garden was, well, below par, pay attention to enhance your gardening knowledge – maybe a new fertilizer, better pest strategy, or different plant varieties for your soil will pay off big next year!
Not a gardener? Not a problem! This is an ideal time to learn how to get started. Lucky for us, Dan Marzu, the Agricultural Development Educator of the Lincoln County UW-Extension, and Kat Becker, of Stoney Acres Farm near Athens, will join us at the table to answer any questions you may have that day. From tips on early planting to preparing your garden for the winter season, they have answers.
Light refreshments will be served, and as a special touch, Kat Becker will generously provide us some of her farm-fresh vegetables as a tasty and inspiring snack.
Whether or not you can make it on Oct. 24, we cordially invite feedback from all T.B. Scott Seed Library participants, to help make the Seed Library even better in 2016. For more information, please contact T.B. Scott Free Library at 715-536-7191, visit our website at www.tbscottlibrary.org, or leave a message on Facebook at T.B. Scott Free Library. Let’s plant the seeds today for an awesome garden next year.