Posts Categorized: Update

We Missed You, Too!

As many of you know, we had an unexpected closure last week. Unfortunately, we had a water pipe burst, and as it seems to happen (at least in my experience with my house that is a fixer-upper and needs more fixing than it’s been upped) the repairs weren’t quite as straightforward as we would have… Read more »

We’re Back!!

Topsham Public Library cordially invites you to join us Wednesday, July 6, 2016 as we re-institute our Wednesday evening hours! Please join us at 5pm for mocktails in the gallery. Then, Zany Majestic Bard will be performing at 6pm in celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare. This performance-lecture by David Greenham is provided by the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State… Read more »

Check Up Time

It seems like ages ago, but back on December 8, 2015 I told you about a reading challenge I am participating in this year. Well, it’s time to check up and see how I’m doing. In a nutshell, if my reading life was connected to my physical life, they would tag my toe, zip the body bag… Read more »

Spring Cleaning

It wasn’t until high school that I realized not every mother spring cleans their house like my mom did. My mother went through every room, every closet, every box and organized stuff and got rid of stuff. She gave her children the task of sorting through their own clothes and discarding anything that they did… Read more »

We got an Edible Food Forest Seed Grant!

Thanks to master gardener, entrepreneur, garden fairy, and all-around swell person Sarah Wolpow, TPL Gardens will receive a Norm Steele Memorial Seed Grant. Here’s Sarah’s grant application: MGSeedGrantForestGarden. She whipped it together in a couple days. Most impressively, I think the background portion can be used for future garden related grant applications.

Edible Forest Gardens

Sarah brought to the last meeting the idea of edible forest gardens. The basic idea is that since our ecology is suitable for forests, why not create gardens that are adapted to it and that also produce food  and ornamental crops. We have a few possible places where we could do this kind of installation:… Read more »

Vertical Gardening and Other Gardening Ideas

I thought I’d post some links etc… to garden idea sites, one of which is our Pinterest site. You may have to join Pinterest to see it. Sorry. It can be sort of addictive. Click the picture above for a Buzzfeed post on vertical gardens.

Master Gardener Volunteers

The Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Program has been crucial in supplying volunteers, know-how and inspiration to the Topsham Public Library Gardens. The project began by bringing community volunteers together around an Eagle Scout project to shape the Children’s Garden into a learning and event space that would extend the library’s mission to its outdoor… Read more »

Please include TPL Gardens on your Saturday, May 17

….to help us dig and have a good time this Saturday May 17th. Volunteers are tremendously important to the TPL Gardens.  Saturday May 17, from 10AM until 1PM we are looking for energetic individuals to help us with a variety of duties.  We’re building different sorts of raised beds. We’ll need extra muscle power to dig,… Read more »