The Catonsville Branch Library is looking for volunteers who like to garden and can spare an hour or so once or twice a week to help maintain the newly planted community vegetable garden. Hours are flexible. Any time the library is open is an option, so that is 9-9 Monday- Thursday, 9-5:30 on Saturday, and 1-5 on Sunday.
If you can’t commit to garden once a week, the library is welcoming all community members to do drop-in gardening any time they are open as well. Patrons will be able to borrow a garden tote bag at the front desk with helpful tools, and consult the list of daily chores to see what might need to be done in the garden that day. These tasks could be weeding, looking for signs of unwanted insects, watering, harvesting, mulching, etc. When finished, patrons can return the tote to the front desk. All you need is a library card or state ID.
Braving the rain to plant the community garden are library staff members Megan Crews (left) and Amber Robinson.
Amber Robinson (left) and Megan Crews (center) are joined by CEA executive director Megan Rigos on Saturday, May 21. The garden went in on schedule even though the weather didn’t cooperate.