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Fragrant Landscapes Fragrant Landscapes

May 2nd | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fragrance is often neglected when picking out plants for the landscape — yet smell is the most evocative sense. Award-winning writer Dr.…
Fragrance is often neglected when picking out plants for the landscape — yet smell is the most evocative sense. Award-winning writer Dr.…
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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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Eradicating Global Hunger: Is… Eradicating Global Hunger: Is…

May 3rd | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Technological innovations in the early 21st century have promoted the development of genetically-modified food as a solution to the crisis…
Technological innovations in the early 21st century have promoted the development of genetically-modified food as a solution to the crisis…
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Seeds for Thought Book Club ~ Lab Girl Seeds for Thought Book Club ~ Lab Girl

May 12th | 9:00am - 10:30am
Quarterly book club reading books about building a vibrant community by improving food systems, sustainability and social justice. This…
Quarterly book club reading books about building a vibrant community by improving food systems, sustainability and social justice. This…
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What's that plant, and can I eat it? What's that plant, and can I eat it?

recommended by PimaLib_WayneW
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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Planter Painting Party Planter Painting Party

Apr 14th | 8:30am - 11:30am
We will be painting the planters the library logo colors in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.Wear comfortable clothing and we'll...
We will be painting the planters the library logo colors in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.Wear comfortable clothing and we'll...
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Master Gardener Talk 🍈 Warm Season… Master Gardener Talk 🍈 Warm Season…

Apr 10th | 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Warm season vegetable gardening in Tucson is different! Time to get ready for the hot season – and yes, you can grow delicious fresh food…
Warm season vegetable gardening in Tucson is different! Time to get ready for the hot season – and yes, you can grow delicious fresh food…
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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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Gardening Q & A With a Local: Meet… Gardening Q & A With a Local: Meet…

By Pimalib_Geoffery
When did you first discover your green thumb?  I was never really a plant person growing up— they kind of bored me. When I worked at Santa…
When did you first discover your green thumb?  I was never really a plant person growing up— they kind of bored me. When I worked at Santa…
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National Plant a Flower Day is March 12! National Plant a Flower Day is March 12!

recommended by PimaLib_ShirleyL
Browse these books about Flowers and remember to check out flower seeds from the Seed Library!
Browse these books about Flowers and remember to check out flower seeds from the Seed Library!
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