Project updates

Projects for 2013

posted Apr 23, 2013, 6:32 AM by Bernardo Feliciano   [ updated Apr 27, 2013, 4:03 AM ]

This season we want to spread the word about the garden and get folks in to enjoy it, as gardeners and patrons. We aim to
  • install pathways and seating areas
  • create universally accessible raised beds
  • provide self-guided nature activities
Our overall goal is to raise awareness of the Library and its gardens as a growing and developing community center for all ages.

Gardens Open House, April 27th

posted Apr 11, 2013, 5:43 PM by Bernardo Feliciano   [ updated Apr 19, 2013, 1:57 AM ]

This year we're starting the season with a Gardens Open House on Saturday April 27th between 10 am and noon. It will be a chance to see the what's started to come up in the gardens, do some gardening, check out this year's projects, sign up to volunteer and meet other volunteers. See you there.

We're Gonna Have a Party

posted Jun 5, 2012, 11:34 AM by

To celebrate ...well... to celebrate! Sept. 8. Stay tuned!!!

Gardens Committee Meetings- Last Tues of Month

posted Dec 13, 2011, 11:25 AM by Bernardo Feliciano   [ updated Dec 13, 2011, 11:25 AM ]

Gardens subcommittee meetings are usually held at 7:00 PM on the last Tuesdays of the month. The subcommittee develops and carries out projects having to do with the gardens around the library. If you're interested in participating or have an idea for a project, check the Garden Calendar and come to a meeting.

Gardens Subcommittee

posted Nov 15, 2011, 12:03 PM by Bernardo Feliciano   [ updated Nov 15, 2011, 12:05 PM ]

A gardens subcommittee is forming to develop and maintain the library property to support its role as a community center for all ages. Enlarging and redesigning the Children's Garden was a first step. The subcommittee will continue developing the garden to serve patrons and support library programming, as well as exploring other outdoor projects.
If you're interested in joining the subcommittee or have a project in mind that would be perfect for the library property, email with your ideas.

Rainbow Garden Installation Begun

posted Jun 2, 2011, 12:34 PM by Bernardo Feliciano   [ updated Nov 1, 2011, 10:08 AM by Bernardo Feliciano ]

This year's project was redesigning and establishing the children's garden around the spiral path behind the library on the southwest side. A local boy scout troop laid down the path for an eagle scout's project. On the same day, volunteers (bolstered in numbers by the Bowdoin Men's tennis team) planted four beds with perennials from the original children's garden and donated by community members and local businesses.
We started laying out and preparing the beds on May 15th. Added loam over the Memorial Day weekend, courtesy of Cosmic Stone in Topsham, and Sarah started putting in plants on May 30th.

Master Gardener Workday, Saturday May 14

posted May 12, 2011, 2:37 PM by Bernardo Feliciano   [ updated May 12, 2011, 2:40 PM ]

Volunteers bring work gloves, favorite weeding tool.

Wish List

posted Aug 4, 2010, 12:40 PM by Bernardo Feliciano   [ updated Aug 4, 2010, 1:19 PM ]

Click here for a spreadsheet with information on plants we'd like for the gardens.

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