Seed Underground Book Discussion

Have you heard? We’re meeting up (via Zoom) this month for a group book discussion! The Seed Underground, by Janisse Ray Join Linda Hamilton, Charlotte Seed Library Co-Coordinator, for a 2-part discussion about this essential book.  Acclaimed author Janisse Ray draws us into the issues and the urgency of protecting food sovereignty through seeds.  SheContinue reading “Seed Underground Book Discussion”

VT Harvest of the Month November

Sweet Potatoes November’s Harvest of the Month is the delicious and nutritious sweet potato! Native to Central America, the sweet potato is not related to potatoes but instead is in the same family as morning glory. ​Sweet potatoes are very popular in the southern United States, and have been grown in that region since theContinue reading “VT Harvest of the Month November”

Wildcraft Walk: Harvesting Food From the Natural World

Monday, October 12, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on a trail in Charlotte Come and check out some of the most undervalued and least understood native and non native wild food and medicine that thrive in your local bio region and beyond. We’ll start with a walk and talk for about an hourContinue reading “Wildcraft Walk: Harvesting Food From the Natural World”

New Library Rain Garden Needs Your Help

Where there used to be paved driveway along the east side of the Library is the site of the new Library Rain Garden!  This large garden and its associated rain barrels will manage rain water coming off the Library roof and use it to nurture this area of moisture-loving plants, rather than speeding away toContinue reading “New Library Rain Garden Needs Your Help”

September Harvest of the Month

Sweet Peppers! Our friends at Vermont Harvest of the Month bring us this month’s “Harvest of the Month.” Enjoy some of these colorful, tasty gems while they last!  Peppers are native to Central and South America and are among the first plants to be cultivated there. Pepper seeds dating back to 5,000 BC have beenContinue reading “September Harvest of the Month”

Resilient Agriculture

We speak often, at our events, about how we can be resilient gardeners and stand ready for whatever comes our way. From relatively small challenges (oh, here come the potato bugs again) to the big ones, it pays to think ahead and be prepared. This week, we’d like to tell you about an upcoming informativeContinue reading “Resilient Agriculture”

September Program – Preserve the Harvest

Learn Canning Basics this Saturday Our gardens may be winding down, but we’re still busy harvesting and enjoying the fruits of our labor! There are many ways you can store some of your delicious summer produce to enjoy long after the garden has been put to bed and our Vermont winter has set in, andContinue reading “September Program – Preserve the Harvest”

New Gardener Support Programs

Because of Covid-19 precautions at Charlotte Library, we will not be distributing heirloom seeds this spring. But we will still offer regular Gardener Support programs this year, and plenty of on-line information which we hope will support and encourage local food producers like yourselves. Right now more people than ever are itching to get theirContinue reading “New Gardener Support Programs”