Posts Categorized: Library Gardens

Don’t forget about the gardens!

In all the excitement about Topsham Public Library being open to the public, I hope you don’t forget to visit the gardens. Even though the building has been closed, our garden volunteers have been working hard and the gardens are a beautiful sign of their labors. Stroll through and enjoy the sights and sounds of… Read more »

You Know Winter Has Arrived When

Topsham Public Library is blessed with beautiful grounds. Not only do we have beautiful grounds, but we have great volunteers who have transformed our grounds into producing gardens. We receive many positive comments about the gardens and their beauty and their peacefulness. The gardens are at the rear of our building, and in the summer… Read more »

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 »

Come Celebrate With Us

The following was written by Sharon Ross, Development Coordinator for Topsham Public Library. The Board of Trustees of the Topsham Public Library will be celebrating the opening of its newly configured West Garden Patio on May 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with an opening tea that will also recognize a major donation by Brunswick… 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 »

Have your Forest and Eat it too!

Have you noticed two small clearings in the woodland edge out behind the library?  Last fall & summer, did you see folks chopping up branches, laying out cardboard, and raking out piles of woodchips?  If you did, you were witnessing the beginnings of a food forest. Food forests, also known as edible forest gardens are… Read more »

Gardening for Little People

In 2007, a group of boy scouts constructed an elegant spiral path from the back door of the the children’s reading room.  A few years later, the library approached me to design a children’s garden around this spiral. What makes a garden a “children’s” garden?  Without doubt, engaging all the senses is high on the… Read more »

TPL Garden Projects 2015: Edible Forest Garden

‘Tis the season at the TPL Gardens. We have a number of continuing and new projects available for volunteer input . If you see a project you’d like to work on, please email or contact the indicated contact person. Edible Forest Garden: A new Master Gardener Project led by Sarah Wolpow and Dana Cary (729-4945). See this post for… Read more »