Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer gardens

Gardens are magical places.  Whether for shade, flowers, vegetables, rocks, birds, butterflies, or water, gardens of any variety are healthy and happy spaces for many creatures.

If you're fortunate enough to have space to create a garden of your own, or just want to read about Mother Nature's wild places, we have a wide variety of books that instruct and entertain, including:

   

   

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Farm Follies

Image result for farming quotesWhere does our food come from?  August is a perfect time to celebrate farms and those hard working people who feed us.  Roadside stands and farmer's markets are overflowing with fresh, colorful, healthy food, just taken from the earth.

To learn more about farming, visit a local farm!  If you can't get to one, visit the library, where we have a bushel of books for you, and the kids in your life, to read about how food is grown and raised before being prepared for the table.  Here are a few: