I visited Colonial Heights Library with my family on Saturday, and we and several other families were treated to a hands-on visit to the library’s Demonstration Garden, which in the rear of the property. Though the garden is not typically open to the public, staff do regularly open the back doors to allow patrons to enjoy the garden. In addition, the garden is part of a “Read & Feed” program to highlight planting and nurturing of crops as well as nutrition and literacy.
On this particular visit we got to help harvest some cherry tomatoes! I have posted a few photos after the break…
The garden was put together by teen volunteers and showcases all sorts of edibles and flowers. The single ear of corn pictured here is going to be used as a source of seeds for next year’s batch.
I dug this nice potting shed in the back corner.
The Colonial Heights library’s backyard is a beautiful spot, highly recommended!