January – November 2019
Saturday, 1/19/19 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Third Annual Seed Swap + Seed Library Sign-up!
It’s never too early to think about seeds! This event is meant to give gardeners in the area an opportunity to meet and greet and to learn more about the Seed Library at Glen Cove Public Library. If you have them, bring some of your favorite, Heirloom and Open Pollinated seeds to share! Be sure to include name, variety, date and location of collection for all seeds you bring. Bringing seeds is encouraged, but not required! (No hybrid, GMO or treated seeds, please.) Location: Community Room
Saturday 1/26/19 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Screening of Dirt! The movie + discussion
The Seed Library at Glen Cove Library will screen DIRT! The Movie–narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis–this film ”brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world.” Screen time 80 minutes. An informal discussion will follow. Please register. Location: Community Room
Saturday, 2/16/19 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Organic Gardening 101
Winter is the best time to dream about warm-weather and gardening. Seed Librarian, Regina Dlugokencky will present fundamental concepts of organic gardening and how these practices can provide you with fresh and nutrient-dense vegetables, save you money, and guide you towards a more holistic approach to your entire landscape. Location: Community Room
Saturday, 2/23/19 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Third Annual Seed Packaging Party!
We’re having a party! A Seed packing Party! Thanks to the generosity of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Community Seed Resource Program, Island Harvest, Seedsavers Exchange, Seedsower Farm, Sow True Seeds, and donations from our Seed Library members we have many seeds to repackage for the Seed Library. Feel free to drop in for an hour or so to lend a hand and make a new connections! Please Register! Location: Community Room
Saturday, 3/16/19 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Now Sowing: Potatoes, Peas and Greens Galore!
Sowing seeds in March? You bet! Learn about what seeds to sow now to get a jump start on your spring and early summer vegetable garden. Weather permitting, we’ll step out to the Demo Garden and do some hands-on planting! Location: Community Room
Saturday 4/6/19 11:30-1:00
Grow your own!
If you agree that “variety is the spice of life,” this is seed starting class is for you! Besides giving you the basics on growing successful vegetable starts, we’ll introduce you to varieties of peppers, tomatoes and eggplants that you will not typically find in the big box stores and garden centers. Materials provided. Registration Required! Location: Community Room
Saturday, 5/11/19 10:00-12:00
Stacking Functions in the Garden
Stacking functions is like a two-fer: getting two or more benefits from one bit of effort. We’ll discuss the benefits of companion planting with flowers to invite beneficial insects into your garden to benefit you and the environment! Location: Community Room
Saturday, 6/8/19 10:30-12:30
Who Goes there? Friend or Foe? Insect identification for gardening success!
Seed Librarian, Regina Dlugokencky will present an introduction to insect identification and organic control. Good gardeners know that not every insect in the garden is a pest! This presentation will provide insight on the importance of scouting for insects, provide resources to help with proper identification of common garden pests through all lifecycles, and help you recognize beneficial insects that could get caught in the crossfire. Location: Community Room
Saturday 6/22/19 10:00 AM – 12: PM
Small Space Gardening: Vertical and Container solutions for your small plot.
No space? No problem! A bit of sun and a well cared for plant can grow successfuly in small spaces. Using either vertical or container methods, you can squeeze a bit of gardening into your small space. You’ll learn about the benefits of vertical gardening and what can and cannot be successfully grown in containers. Please register. Location: Community Room
Saturday 7/13/19 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Garlic growers, you will not want to miss this! We’ll harvest our garlic from the Seed Library Demonstration, talk about the methods to drying and curing it and answer your burning garlic (and garden) questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to join in a group order garlic for Fall planting, so bring your checkbook! (Group garlic orders will be available for pick up September/October.) Location: Community Room
Saturday, 7/27/19 10:00-12:00
Late Bloomers: What late starters can plant right now!
Off to a late start and worried that you missed the boat on getting a garden in place for 2018? Fret not + welcome to the club! There are many summer bearing vegetables + flowers you can still plant! We’ll teach you about succession planting, the unknown benefits of that late start, and also show you some quick start methods to get growing so that you can enjoy home grown produce this year! Location: Community Room
Saturday, 8/24/19 10:00-2:00
Tomato Tasting + Seed Saving Demonstration
It’s back! The seed library’s second annual tomato tasting. Come try a selection of delicious tomatoes and vote on your favorite! We will also show you how easy it is to save tomato seeds so you can start your own personal tomato seed library! Please Register! Location: Community Room
Saturday 9/28/19 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Putting your garden to bed + “Mulch” More
Taking the time now to prepare your garden for its annual slumber will reward you with improved soil structure, increased soil nutrients and a more bountiful spring and summer garden. Learn about basic rules in putting your garden to bed and the basics on Mulch. Location: Community Room
Saturday 10/12/19 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
All About Garlic: Planting Harvesting + Curing
It’s fall, and those of us who plant tulips and other flowering bulbs, know that this is the time to dig now if we want a more colorful spring. Garlic, also a member on the Lily family is another one of those fall plantings that brings great joy when spring (and summer!) finally arrives. Join us for presentation on the benefits of garlic, its history, and of course, how to plant, grow, and cure it. Location: Community Room
Saturday 11/16/19 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Reap What you Sow! Seed Cleaning Day
Fall is in the air, and though you think it’s time to unpack your winter sweaters and hunker down ‘til the next gardening season, here at the Seed Library at Glen Cove Library we say “not so fast!” With the next growing season always on our seed-saving minds, we have been collecting seeds heads for last few months. We’ll be “cleaning” these seeds (removing the chaff and other impurities) to improve their viability for the future! Bring your own seeds (clearly marked with plant name, variety, location and date of harvest) or help us clean ours! Please Register! Location: Community Room