The Carnegie Public Library Youth Garden Club has been busy growing, creating, and tending their garden beds this spring.
The garden club is sponsored by the Washington Garden Club and is one of the only youth garden clubs in the region to be recognized by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. Children prepared six raised beds by tilling and amending the soil. They have planted seeds and young plants while learning about companion planting and pollinators. The only harvest so far has been a few fresh strawberries, but the garden is progressing!
It takes a village to raise a child, and the same is true for a children’s garden. With much dedication from children and their parents and grandparents, the garden program has also prospered through many volunteers and donors.
Thank you to Linda Morgan and Washington Garden Club for providing guidance and procuring many of our plants and materials. Linda was also instrumental in the donations of our tiller from Home Depot and the materials for our new garden gate. The gate was built by library handyman Larry Doss. Peggy Sosack has taken the lead in guiding the young gardeners, and Patchwork Gardens and McClish’s Plants Plus have both donated plants.
Garden club members tend to the beds whenever they are at the library, but try to gather every Friday morning at 10:30 to work together. Any kids wishing to join in the growing are invited to attend.