Gardening

Seeds Are Back In Leon County Public Libraries

Jul 10, 2017
Leon County Public Libraries

When you think of the library, most immediately think of collections of books. But twice a year, Leon County public libraries offer a collection of seeds.

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting kindergarten and third grade students from Roberts Elementary School. The students planted potatoes and learned about the garden.

Third grade teacher, Darlene Lowery says Roberts Elementary has a school garden of its own.

We’re loving it because in our science class we’re studying living things and watching seeds germinate,” Lowery says.

Goliath Davis IV

Local Tallahassee organizations are coming together to create and operate a class garden for Bond Elementary School fifth graders.

Soon Bond Elementary School fifth graders will be elbow-deep in dirt. The students will be working with a local non-profit organization, college volunteers and their teacher to learn about science outside of the classroom.

Perspectives: Gardening

May 27, 2014

Gardening is growing!  Whether ornamental or vegetal; backyard or commercial, the popularity of gardening continues to increase.  We get the dirt from: Ginger Nichols, park services specialist at Maclay Gardens; Lana Arnold master gardener with the Leon County Extension Office; neighborhood gardener Kristi Hatakka with the Damayan Garden Project; and Ten-Speed Greens Manager Claire Mitchell.