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Spring into the garden at Gibsons library

Spring into the garden at Gibsons library

heather evans cullenAfter a very wet start, Spring is upon us, and gardeners are enjoying the satisfaction that comes from planning and planting. Whether you are a novice or an experienced green thumb, the library has a diverse selection of gardening resources to assist you. In addition to our many resources, there are some exciting gardening workshops coming up at the library in May.

On Saturday, May 20, 10:30 am-12:30pm, join local soil scientist, biologist and gardener extraordinaire Annette Clarke for a workshop on growing exotic, hardy fruit trees. Annette is the proprietor of the Exotic Fruit Nursery in Roberts Creek, and has a wealth of knowledge and tips to share. The Library is also excited to be presenting a workshop on seed saving; Leonie Croy of the Sunshine Coast Seed Collective is presenting a beginner workshop on seed saving on Wednesday, May 24, 6-7:30pm. Explore how simple it can be to save seeds from the food you grow in your backyard. Seed harvesting, drying and cleaning will be demonstrated, and everyone will go home with a free seed saving handout.

In sync with the abundance and health found in the garden is a book launch on Wednesday, May 31 at 6pm with Dr. Jody Cox of her new book, “A Better Way: Your Guide to Abundant . Dr. Cox is a family chiropractor, international speaker and writer who is on a mission to adjust as many people as she can towards a higher quality of life.

The library is always a bustling place with something for everyone. Our ongoing programs include knitting, writer’s groups, a Linux group and Conversational groups in Japanese, French and Spanish. If attending events and workshops in-person doesn’t fit your schedule the Library offers online courses as well. Mango Languages provides online instruction on over 70 languages from Spanish to Swahili. Or if you are wanting to brush-up on your computer, accounting, writing or digital photography skills you can also do that online through Gale Courses. This online training program offers instructor led six-week courses on hundreds of topics. All you need is a library membership.

For information on any Library program or service drop by the Library, visit our website: or call us at 604-886-213. Remember all library programing and services are free.

This month’s article is written by Heather Evans-Cullen, the Library’s Outreach Community and Partnership Coordinator. Heather is responsible for connecting with community partners and individuals, ensuring the Library is meeting the needs of our community.

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