February 2016 Newsletter
We thrilled to be opening up the Concord Seed Lending Library for another successful season this Saturday, February 13. It doesn't always feel natural to be thinking of gardening while snow is still on the ground, but many seeds can be planted indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date in the spring. For those who are unsure of how to get started, we'll be discussing it at our kickoff event at3 PM on Saturday, February 13 at the Fowler Branch. Indoor Seed Starting 101, led by Seed Lending Library co-founder Enid Boasberg, will teach you how to start seeds in your house to get a jump on the growing season. There will also be a Seed Swap so you can bring in unused seeds to swap with other local gardeners.
If you don't want to purchase plastic pots for your indoor seedlings, consider checking out out pot maker. This easy-to-use tool lets you roll strips of newspaper into starter pots for your seeds. When the plants are big enough to be moved outside, the whole things can be planted in your garden.
Our February programs continue on Saturday, February 27 at 3 PM at the Fowler Branch when Lise Holdorf and Melissa Maxwell of Barrett’s Mill Farm will talk about how they select the best varieties of seed to grow for their farm at The ABCs of Choosing Seeds.
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Now let's get planning for our best gardens yet!
The Concord Seed Lending Library
Concord Seed Lending Library Bookmark Art Contest
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, James Rennert! This design will be used on our calendar of events bookmark in the new year.
We received so many fantastic submissions and we'd like to sincerely thank everyone who participated. Our judges were thoroughly impressed with the creativity and talent displayed.