Posts Categorized: Garden Programs

Guest Blogger Keith Spiro and Tai Chi at Topsham Public Library

As part of the summer reading program at Topsham Public Library, Tai Chi was offered on Saturday morning July 1 and July 8. Library Champion (and Official Photographer), Keith Spiro was one of the participants and he has written this week’s blog about his experience. Thank you, Keith! With soft meditative music in the background,… Read more »

Do You Enjoy Tea?

The garden volunteers are at it again! There are bags of library-grown tea available for free to our patrons! Check out the basket next to our suggestions box! The following information is provided by Eli Arlen, a garden volunteer. Most of the plants are perennial, so you can grow and harvest your own tea year… Read more »

Our Garden is Yielding Results!

Below is an update by Jim Demosthenes about the gardens at Topsham Public Library. The gardens are maintained by a talented group of volunteers.  Our demonstration gardens behind the library are producing vegetables to help support food security needs in our community. Last October seed garlic was planted on the keyhole garden, a round mounded garden… Read more »

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor weekend with us!

Bring your family to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature this winter right here at the Topsham Public Library… Saturday, February 14th-16th is the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend and we are hosting two events on Saturday the 15th: From 9:15 on will be a hands-on exploration and identification of the trees along the library’s… Read more »

It’s Getting Greener!

Have you noticed?  It’s greening up outside and it’s beautiful!     Go ahead… While you’re at the library, take a stroll around our gardens.  There are some lovely flowers blooming and all sorts of new growth.  And speaking of new growth, have you ever noticed how many different shades of green there are?  The… Read more »

Seedfolks

Lately we have been reading lots of garden-related stories: Seedfolks, Rose’s Garden, Plant a Kiss, and more. But these stories are not just about planting gardens.  They are about so much more, like planting seeds of hope for a future filled with beauty.  About the power of nature.  About how simple gestures bloom into something… Read more »

For the Birds

Did you know that February is National Bird-Feeding Month? It was established in 1994 as way to publicize the importance and benefits of helping out our feathered friends. Why February?  This is traditionally the hardest month for wild birds to find food sources as well as water and shelter.  I can’t think of a better… Read more »