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We support gardeners from beginner to expert, and help you learn how to grow, harvest, and save seeds.

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Water Harvesting Water Harvesting

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Here is a list of water harvesting resources you can check out from PCPL. Check the calendar to see upcoming events, too!
Here is a list of water harvesting resources you can check out from PCPL. Check the calendar to see upcoming events, too!
Event

Companion Planting Companion Planting

Aug 25th | 10:00am - 11:00am
Plant diversity is important in creating a healthy garden. We'll discuss ways that plants aid each other by growing in close proximity.
Plant diversity is important in creating a healthy garden. We'll discuss ways that plants aid each other by growing in close proximity.
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Creating Backyard Wildlife Gardens Creating Backyard Wildlife Gardens

Aug 23rd | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Birds, lizards, and other wildlife can make your backyard more enjoyable. You'll learn how to choose the right plants to attract wildlife.
Birds, lizards, and other wildlife can make your backyard more enjoyable. You'll learn how to choose the right plants to attract wildlife.
News

Master Naturalists in your library! Master Naturalists in your library!

Take note, citizen scientists! A rainwater harvesting presentation at Valencia Library kicks off a new partnership…
Take note, citizen scientists! A rainwater harvesting presentation at Valencia Library kicks off a new partnership…
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The Suburban Micro-farm

If you live in the city or suburbs and want to garden but think you don’t have room to grow edibles, think again! Amy Stross shows you how… More
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The Book of Seeds

Here's one for the true seed enthusiast. A beautiful book covering over 600 seeds with comprehensive information and glorious photographs.… More
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Plant, Cook, Eat!

This children's cookbook makes the connection between growing and cooking. Basic gardening tips are followed by simple recipes. This book,… More
recommended by PimaLib_SusannahC
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Eating From the Ground up

Here's a book that helps you make the most of your vegetables. Alana Chernila provides recipes that help enhance the true flavor of your…
recommended by PimaLib_SusannahC
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What's that plant, and can I eat it? What's that plant, and can I eat it?

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From our hunter/gatherer ancestors, to Tonight Show guest Euell Gibbons, to today's local food movement, foraging for edible wild plants…
From our hunter/gatherer ancestors, to Tonight Show guest Euell Gibbons, to today's local food movement, foraging for edible wild plants...
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Tucson Models Affordable Food Access Tucson Models Affordable Food Access

A nice writeup in Civil Eats about how the Seed Library participates in Tucson's unique gastronomy culture.
A nice writeup in Civil Eats about how the Seed Library participates in Tucson's unique gastronomy culture.
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Gardening is for children! Gardening is for children!

recommended by PimaLib_SheilaB
Books that highlight how children can be gardeners, and have lots of fun doing it!
Books that highlight how children can be gardeners, and have lots of fun doing it!
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A Spring Bouquet A Spring Bouquet

recommended by PimaLib_RoseK
It's time to get ready for spring in the desert. Let Ferdinand show you the beauty of flowers and a gentle spirit, go on a gardening…
It's time to get ready for spring in the desert. Let Ferdinand show you the beauty of flowers and a gentle spirit, go on a gardening…
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How to Window Box

It’s a little gem of a book for small space planting. I especially liked the Herb Garden. Planting seeds of oregano, thyme, sage,…
recommended by PimaLib_SueJ
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In the news: seedier Seder tips In the news: seedier Seder tips

In the Arizona Jewish Post: Grow your own seder garden with seeds from Pima County libraries!
In the Arizona Jewish Post: Grow your own seder garden with seeds from Pima County libraries!
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