The Greenpoint Library is calling all bookworms to the official opening of its Reading Garden on Saturday, June 23rd. Although the community’s newest spot of green was planted last month by the Horticultural Society, the library is keen to celebrate its newest addition with a day of eco-friendly workshops for kids and adults.
To kick off the event, Greenpointers aged 3-8 will participate in “Plant A Seed: Germinating Urban Seeds”, a family gardening program. From 10:30am to 11:15am, the Garden Spot’s future caretakers can plant pea and bean seeds in the garden together, learn about what they need to survive, and even take home their own plant. After working with the soil, children can sit down and read “A Seed is Sleepy” by Diana Hutts Aston.
Following “Plant A Seed” will be the ribbon cutting ceremony complete with live music and light refreshments.
From 12 to 1pm, adults can enjoy their own gardening program with “Transform Your Tea.” Learn about the useful properties of herbs, and find out how to make easy and healthy drinks straight from the garden. Identify herbs such as peppermint, lemon balm, chamomile, rose hips, and stevia and implement them in your own herbal tea recipes.
Events like this one may lead some to wonder where they would be without the Brooklyn Public Library, which currently faces a 32% funding cut. To help keep the library operating, sign the Library’s online petition, at https://bpl.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/speakup and remind our elected officials to support our library. For more information about Saturday’s event, visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org or call the Greenpoint branch at (718) 349-8504.
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