Notes From the Garden
From Our Garden To Yours….
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”
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”
Join this online event – Thursday Nov 19, 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM We’re heading into prime soup season! And what better way to celebrate the harvest than to enjoy the bounty of your own garden – or fresh local foods from our own local farmers – in a big pot of soup? ManyContinue reading “Soup Stories”
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”
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”
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!
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”
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”
The garden is all planted and in maintenance mode. You are harvesting delicious summer veggies, and enjoying watching all the pollinators buzzing around the abundant flowers. While you’re spending so much time in the garden, keeping up with the weeding and watering, this is a great time to be thinking about saving seeds for nextContinue reading “Save Some Seeds!”
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”
Hello Friends and Fellow Gardeners, We hope you and your families are finding ways to cope with the current emergency situation. Managing the logistics, and especially the stress, is a challenge for all of us. But we who garden know what good medicine that activity and the food and beauty it yields is for us,Continue reading “April Update”
One of the mottos of the Slow Food Movement is “Eat It to Save It!” Next week Wednesday (October 2) we have an excellent opportunity to share both good local food and good conversation about what that means. If you have not already done so, I hope you will contact Margaret Woodruff at Charlotte LibraryContinue reading “Oct 2 Potluck Supper and Seed Saving Tips”
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