Community Garden & Blessing Box

In January 2018, the Wood River Public Library purchased the property next to the current building. At the time there was a residential home on this land. In March 2018, the home was torn down leaving the library a prime location to create something new and needed in our community. Library staff felt there was a need to provide fresh produce for the community, as well as a place to learn gardening skills. Thus, the idea for a community garden was formed. The summer of 2019 will mark the first planting season this garden will see.

Community Garden

The following have been planted in the garden. All items are available for community members to take as they need.

  • Zucchini

  • Tomatoes

  • Bell peppers

  • Cucumbers

  • Watermelon

  • Potatoes

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Basil

  • Sage

  • Kale

  • Lettuce

  • Green Beans

  • Apple Tree

  • Peach Tree

  • Carrots

  • Grapes

  • Strawberries

  • Cilantro

 

Blessing Box

What is a blessing box? It’s a place for the library to place surplus produce from the garden. It’s also a location for those in the community to drop off food and hygiene items for those in need. Anyone looking to donate can leave appropriate items in the box at any time. Those in need can stop by and take what they need.

We do ask that you help us keep a clean area by throwing away any trash and not leaving any fast food or open containers in the box. Please refrain from leaving any clothing as well. If you’d like to donate clothing, we can give you non-profit options in the area.

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Interested in helping in the community garden?

Contact Katie for details on how to get started.

618-254-4832

katie@woodriverlibrary.org

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