Posts in “gardening” (15)
A sure sign that spring is around the corner is the start of The Philadelphia Flower Show , a tradition that dates back to 1829. After a long winter, it's such a joy to see flowers… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Flower Power
By written by Monica C. March 6, 2023
Fresh herbs add flavor and nutrition to meals, they are beautiful when added to dishes, and many of them have unique fragrances. They are like tiny greens ! Maybe fresh herbs will inspire poems,… continue reading Keep it Fresh with Fresh Herbs!
By written by Shayna M. June 9, 2022 1
Happy spring, Philadelphia! It’s time to go out and work on our gardens – in our yards, balconies, or community gardens! Let’s all get our hands dirty with soil and… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Gardening
By written by Monica C. March 29, 2022
Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Pasta Primavera
By written by Lindsay S. June 9, 2020 1
by Nourishing Literacy staff members Shayna M. and Carolyn After reading a New Yorker article a few weeks ago, our curiosity and interest grew in how to use kitchen scraps in… continue reading Making Sense of Food Scraps
By written by Shayna M. May 18, 2020
Today is the birthday of celebrated former First Lady and citizen of the world, Michelle Obama . A political figure in her own right, Michelle Obama is well known for her healthy eating campaign,… continue reading Michelle Obama Grows a Garden
By written by Gennifer R. January 17, 2020
Squash is one of those wonderful, hearty foods that last throughout the colder seasons, and comes in many intriguing shapes and sizes. It serves as a point of literary intrigue, a cultural… continue reading The Pumpkin on the Plate
By written by Gennifer R. October 30, 2019
Meredith McGovern is a Librarian at Falls of Schuylkill Library and a participant in Cohort 3 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. As a children’s librarian, I work with… continue reading Gardening for Kids Programs Grow Community Connections
By written by Community-Centered Libraries August 12, 2019
National Gardening Week starts on June 2 and I, for one, will celebrate by staring obsessively at the Grandpa Ott morning glories that I planted a few weeks ago. Grandpa Ott is a gorgeous… continue reading Celebrate National Gardening Week with These Books and Gardening Tips!
By written by Kamilah C. May 31, 2019
Throughout Spring and Summer, every corner of the Free Library of Philadelphia will be taking inspiration from In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas - an exhibition taking place in our… continue reading The City of Arborly Love: Flora, Fauna, and Free Trees at Parkway Central Library!
By written by Adam F. March 27, 2018 3
Eastwick Library has a new garden thanks to Bartram’s Garden and our area children. In partnership with Leslie Gale, Bartram’s Garden's educator, children have been busy this year… continue reading Visit Eastwick Library's New Garden!
By written by Amy H. July 27, 2017
Farming in the city? Well, yes! And it is happening right here in Philadelphia: in community gardens, parks, backyards, and plots. There is Farm Philly , a program by Philadelphia’s Parks… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Anywhere Farm
By written by Monica C. April 18, 2017
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. Claude Monet As winter finally drags its feet slowly out the door, I think of Spring, and I think of flowers. Here are some books… continue reading When I Think of Spring, I Think of Flowers
By written by Ai Leng N. March 20, 2017
Dun -dun. Dun -dun. (That's my poor attempt at the Jaws theme song, if you can't tell). It's coming. Tucked under those wide, floppy leaves, hiding under the thick, prickly plant stems, masking… continue reading It's coming...
By written by Michelle S. July 6, 2011 5
This is the second year that my dad and I have planted a garden together. Last year, we came up with increasingly inventive ways to eat the massive amounts of zucchini we grew, but we lost our… continue reading On Gardening and Getting Started
By written by Michelle S. August 4, 2010 1