In a unique collaboration, the St. Louis County Library District and Gateway Greening have partnered to establish community gardens at several library branches throughout St. Louis County. Libraries have long thrived on the concept of sharing resources for education and entertainment. Establishing community gardens at library sites builds on this concept while activating the library's outside landscape and establishing it as a community hub as well.
The first in a series of community gardens will be installed at the Prairie Commons Branch at 915 Utz Lane in Hazelwood, Mo., Saturday, March 23, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Local community members turned gardeners, accompanied by Gateway Greening volunteers, will assemble the 20 raised garden beds. Lumber, tools and soil will be generously donated by project grantee Missouri Foundation for Health, along with St. Louis Composting and Accenture. Members from the St. Louis Audubon Society will also be on hand to install a 500-square foot butterfly garden. St. Louis County Library staff will also maintain a library garden bed, donating the produce to a local food pantry.
|SLCL Foundation Presents Bestselling Suspense Author C.J. Box||Fri, 03/13/2015 (All day)|
|Community Gardens Grow at SLCL||Thu, 03/12/2015 (All day)|
|Bookmobile Visit Added During North County Branch Construction||Mon, 03/09/2015 (All day)|
|SLCL Presents Dr. Kenneth Johnson on St. Louis Dance Hall History||Thu, 03/05/2015 (All day)|
|Acclaimed Novelist Mary Doria Russell presents Wild West Story of Wyatt Earp||Tue, 03/03/2015 (All day)|
|County Library Bookmobile Brings Sweet Reads to North St. Louis County||Mon, 03/02/2015 (All day)|
|County Library Partners with For the Sake of All||Fri, 02/27/2015 (All day)|
|SLCL Celebrates Teen Tech Month||Mon, 02/23/2015 (All day)|
|National Book Award-Winning Author of "Redeployment" Phil Klay at SLCL||Mon, 02/23/2015 (All day)|
|Irish Author of "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," John Boyne Discusses New Novel||Thu, 02/19/2015 (All day)|