WALPOLE, N.H. — Monadnock Grows Together returns for another season of free gardening programs in partnership with the Keene Public Library and Cheshire County Conservation District! Monadnock Grows Together (MGT), established in 2019, is the group behind the newly established Seed & Garden Tool lending programs at the Keene Public Library (KPL). Visit the Keene Public Library to utilize these free programs to make your home garden the best it can be!
To kick off the 2020 gardening season, Monadnock Grows Together is hosting a free Seed Starting Workshop on Saturday March 7, 2020 from 2-3pm at the Keene Public Library in Cohen Hall. This event is best suited for beginning gardeners and will include topics such as: planning your garden calendar for seeding based on climate zones, interpreting seed packets, how to choose & how to use seed starting mix, and seed germination and seedling care. Please register for this event online at: https://springseedstarting.
Community members are also invited to access free seeds from the MGT Seed Library starting in March 2020 and borrow helpful garden tools from the Tool Lending Library located in the KPL Makerspace. Both programs are free of charge and available to any resident in the Monadnock Region!
New in 2020 & coming to the Keene Public Library in March 2020:
- Seed Starting Kits – These kits will be available for community members to check out free of charge and will include seed trays, plastic domes, heating pads for germination, and grow lights! These kits are first come, first served and are likely to check out fast. We encourage folks to attend our seed starting workshop on March 7th if interested in borrowing a seed starting kit.
- Adaptive Tools – In an effort to live up to the MGT motto: “Seeds for all. Gardens for all. Food for all.” The Tool Lending library in the KPL Makerspace will now offer adaptive tools for community members with disabilities or limitations! New adaptive tools will feature easy grip handles, extended lengths, and additional features to create ease & comfort for those who need it. Visit the Makerspace to check out our variety of garden tools.
The Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial, and educational assistance. Our goal is to encourage the stewardship of healthy soils, productive ecologically sound farms, diverse wildlife, productive sustainable forests, healthy watersheds, and clean water to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Established in 1945, the Conservation District operates out of Walpole NH where we work alongside the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners. For more information, contact the Conservation District at 603-756-2988 ext.4.
–Cheshire County Conservation District
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