Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we are not scheduling any in-person events for the 2020 gardening season. Please stay connected through our blog entries and ongoing programs, below.
Ongoing Programs of the Charlotte Seed Library
Community Seed Sharing
Seedlings to Share
Adopt an Heirloom
Swap Seeds & Stories
Monday, February 3, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Bring any heirloom vegetable (or herb) seeds you have available to share with others including the Seed Library, and we’ll have a swap! We’ll also have 2020 seed catalogues to browse and discuss. Even if you don’t have seeds to contribute, come anyway because we’ll also be swapping stories! Tell us especially about your favorite heirloom vegetables and why you grow them.
Exploring Gaia’s Garden Book Discussion
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2020, 7:00 – 8:30pm
A 4-part study of Toby Hemenway’s classic guide to home-scale permaculture, Gaia’s Garden. Pre-registration required. Copies of the book are available at the Library. New and experienced gardeners are welcome for the study of this practical book. Expect interesting reading (about 70 pages in preparation for each session) and lively discussions!
Introduction to Permaculture with Karen Tuininga: How to sustainably produce food & beauty on your land by working smarter, not harder
December 4, 2019
Learn the key design principles for integrated systems which promote human and ecological health in your backyard or farm. Based on a common-sense holistic approach, permaculture emphasizes multiple production benefits with minimal energy use or waste. The result is resource use which is sustainable, resilient and responsible… characteristics much needed in today’s world. These design principles work at any scale large or small. Presentation and Discussion with Master Gardener, Karen Tuininga.
Slow Food Gardens: Eat it to Save It! Harvest Potluck Supper and Slow Food Guest Speaker Mara Welton
October 2, 2019
One of the mottos of the Slow Food Movement is “Eat It to Save It!” On October 2 we have an excellent opportunity to share both good local food and good conversation about what that means. Pot luck supper and inspirational speaker, Mara Welton who is active in both the Vermont and International Slow Food Movement. 5:30-7:30pm at Charlotte Senior Center. Please bring a dish to share (and serving utensil), labelled with the main ingredients. Bring a friend! Come celebrate the abundance of the local harvest, and learn about the ground-breaking Slow Food Movement and what it means for Vermont.
Local Garden Tour: Design, Irrigation & Seed Saving Techniques
July 30, 2019
Summer days are hot and the rain irregular. Are you having trouble keeping your vegetable garden watered? Wondering about an irrigation system? The next Seed Library Gardener Support session will give you a chance to see a drip irrigation system in action!
Seed Circle member Rosemary has invited us to visit her Charlotte home gardens and greenhouse Monday July 29, when she will show us the drip irrigation system installed recently, explain how it works and what she likes about using it. We’ll also have a quick tour of her annual and perennial garden spaces, and check out her greenhouse. Bonus: Rosemary starts nearly all of her plants from seed right on her kitchen table, and we’ll talk about the simple system that works for her.