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Dig It! Gardening With CRRL

Dig It! Gardening with CRRL

Salem Church Community Garden

CRRL Donations to Local Area Food Banks in 2019


637 pounds of produce donated
During the spring, summer, and fall, our gardens at the Porter, Howell, and Salem Church branches grow fresh produce to S.E.R.V.E & Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

1,104 pounds of food donated through branch collections
The Howell and Porter branches collect non-perishable food year-around for S.E.R.V.E

3,633 pounds of food collected for the Food for Fines initiative in October

Total = 5,284 pounds of produce and non-perishable food in 2019

want to volunteer in our gardens?

Gardening events

Organic Gardening

Unlimited Access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Through April 30, get unlimited access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on eBook or eAudio. Available in Spanish, Arabic, and more.

Flower Bed Clean-Up

Flower Bed Clean-Up

Newton and Montross Branches
Help clean up the library flower beds.

Container Gardening

Container Gardening

Cooper & Montross Branches
Presented by Stephanie Romelczyk, Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent from the Westmoreland Extension Office.

Veggie Gardens for Beginners

Veggie Gardens for Beginners

Learn how to plant, maintain, and harvest your garden.

Backyard Composting 101

Fredericksburg & Porter Branches
Learn the essentials of composting food scraps & yard waste, including how to pick a compost bin for your home and personal needs. Sign up.

Master Gardeners' Plant Clinic

Master Gardeners' Plant Clinic

Salem Church and Porter Branches
Gardening questions answered by the Master Gardeners Association of the Central Rappahannock Area and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Springtime Foraging

Springtime Foraging

May 2nd | 9:30am - 10:30am
Walk through the woods and search for edible plants.

brush up on your gardening skills

Helpful Gardening Books

Garden with Universal Class

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On Kanopy

On Kanopy: Portrait of a Garden

Chronicling four seasons in the life of a restored 17th-century Dutch garden, the film follows two gardeners at work.

On Kanopy

On Kanopy: Gardening with Soul

This lively, beautifully shot documentary is about dedicated garden enthusiasts, the Sisters of Compassion in Wellington, England.

Scented Geraniums Were Stars in Victorian Bouquets

Scented Geraniums Were Stars in Victorian Bouquets

Scented geraniums' fragrant leaves made them the secret stars of Victorian Valentine bouquets.

Make a Terrarium

Make a Terrarium

Whether it's filled with mossy rocks and ferns or sands and cactus, a terrarium is an amazingly fun way to learn more about nature.…

Naturally Crafty

How to Be Naturally Crafty

During nice weather, take time in the cool mornings to gather together pieces of nature to work into craft projects in the afternoons.
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