For the folks who have green thumbs, and for the folks who don't, but want to start growing their own food, we've got you covered!
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is offering Planting Kits for its users. These kits include soil, seeds for six plants, starting pots and instructions.
Register now! Fill out the form, pick up the kit and start growing your own food at home!
The kits are available at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library on Friday, April 23, 30 and May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m., and at the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market on Saturday, April 17, 24 and May 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Friends of Mt. Pleasant Library table. Select the location and date on the form.
The kits are available while supplies last.
Consider sharing your progress on social media using the hashtags #slowfooddc #SpringwithMTP #PlantingDCPL
If you have any further questions, email Liliana Garcia
This program was made possible by the Friends of Mt. Pleasant Library and Slow Food Share a Seed Program
Do you want to learn more about vegetable gardening? Check out these books :
Urban gardening by Carol Hand: Offers tips and techniques for urban gardening and discusses how it affects the food we eat.
Farmer Will Allen and the growing table written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin: The story of a former basketball star and current urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, whose vision of gardening from abandoned urban sites led to a grassroots feeding craze.
Vegetable gardening for beginners: a simple guide to growing vegetables at home by Jill McSheehy: Learn the basics of starting your dream garden, including tips on choosing between in-ground or raised bed gardens and creating a full-season garden plan. Discover how to make your own soil mix, transplant seedlings, and maintain and harvest a thriving vegetable garden for seasons to come
Vegetable gardening wisdom: daily advice and inspiration for getting the most from your garden by Kelly Smith Trimble.