The library is very fortunate to partner with the Extension Master Gardener program at UVM. A wonderful group of volunteers led by Susan Adams plants and maintains our gardens. The library is an approved Master Gardener site so people needing to complete their hours of community service for certification can volunteer here! The vegetables grown are donated to local food shelves and to Jeri Hill Independent Living complex.
For more information on the UVM Extension Master Gardener program follow this link: http://www.uvm.edu/mastergardener.
For information about volunteering to help in our gardens contact the library.
Master Gardeners’ Update — September 28, 2023
Another great year in the garden! So grateful to the several Master Gardeners who show up each Wednesday morning to design/plant/maintain and harvest a variety of garden produce. The lovely flower garden is beginning to fade but well worth a visit!
The really fun event coming up soon, “The Great Potato Dig” – planned for Wednesday, October 18th at 9am. We plan to dig – clean – weigh and pack for Food Shelf delivery. We will be joined again by our tiny neighbors at Saxon Hill Preschool. Last year we Harvested 300lbs of potatoes!!
On Thursday, October 19th, Susan Adams will pick up and deliver the spuds on to the Good Shepard Lutheran Church. They will be available at the Jericho/Underhill Ecumenical Food Shelf on October 21st. The library gardeners are happy to make a small contribution to their good work.
Also, stop by the Library Garden and notice the Flowering Autumn Clematis. Sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora) is a perennial flowering vine that produces fragrant flowers in the late summer and early fall. It can grow to 30 feet, though 15 feet is a more typical mature size. When covering wood fences or similar structures, a sweet autumn clematis in bloom gives the appearance of fleece. The spent flowers are replaced by fuzzy seed heads that are also attractive. It is a plant that flowers until frost.
We hope everyone has a great fall and we hope to see some of you at the “Great Potato Dig.”
-Susan Adams & Suzanne Freitas, Master Gardeners