New Community Gardening Program August 15th: Understanding GMOs

Have you heard folks talk about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and wanted to know more about them? Want to learn how to identify products and produce that do or don’t use GMOs on your next trip to the grocery store or farmer’s market? Join us Saturday, August 15th, for a lecture by Jennifer Ewing, titled “Understanding GMOs.” 

Jennifer will explain what a GMO is, and what it means to your food security, your health, and to the environment. She will show you how to read an ingredient list to guide you in making healthy choices of the packaged foods and fresh produce that you purchase.

This lecture runs from 10:00-11:00 AM in the library’s large meeting room and is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

New Community Gardening Program August 1st: Cooking Foods that Heal

Would yoCooking Foods that Healu like to learn how to improve your health using natural foods? On Saturday, August 1st, the library will be hosting a gardening lecture by Debianne Harpole, titled “Cooking Foods that Heal.” 

Vegetables and fruits have a therapeutic history and value, and can help improve our twelve body systems. You will learn about the body systems and what essential food nutrients are needed to enhance wellness in your daily life. Debianne, a 2015 Master Gardener graduate, has gained her knowledge through personal studies and experience in applying nutritional cooking her daily life for family and friends for the last twenty years. You can use your favorite recipes and ingredients to promote healing through food! 

This lecture runs from 10:00-11:00 AM in the library’s large meeting room and is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

 

New Community Gardening Program July 18: Harvesting for Food Banks

On Saturday, July 18th, the library will be hosting a gardening lecture by Barb Cary and Scott Clapson, titled “Harvesting for Food Banks.” This lecture runs from 10:00-11:00 am and is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Barb will be speaking about the Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank, including the statistics related to number of clients served and number of boxes given out. She will also speak on goals for the food bank: increased access, growing healthy food, garden education, and what we are doing in our own backyards. Discussion will include the importance of your input, whether as a volunteer or in donations of food and money, as well as possible community garden concepts such as: “Grow a Row” for the food bank, sharing St. Timothy Episcopal Church’s harvest, and the potential of an Azalea Park community garden to benefit the food bank.

Scott will share about St. Timothy’s second year of the Community Gardenshare and future plans for the collaboration.

We hope to see you there!

Coming June 27th: A Talk on the History of the St. George Reef Lighthouse

At 10:00 am on Saturday, June 27th, Guy Towers will be giving a presentation on the history of Crescent City’s St. George Reef Lighthouse. Beginning from the lighthouse’s construction in 1883 to its deactivation in 1975, Mr. Towers will present listeners with in-depth details on the lighthouse’s operations throughout its nearly one-hundred year history. At the end of the event, Mr. Towers will be signing copies of his new book, The St. George Reef Lighthouse, which will be available for sale.

Guy Towers is an author and the founder of the St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society. The Society, formed in 1986, advocates for and works for the preservation of this unique historical site. For more information, please click this link to download a flyer.

This event will take place in the library’s large meeting room and is free for all who attend. We hope to see you there!

 

Milkweed & Monarchs: Let’s Bring Monarch Butterflies Back to Southern Oregon!

 

Join us in the library’s large meeting room at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th, for a special program on monarch butterflies. Presenter Tom Landis will begin with a discussion of the basic biology of monarch butterflies and the extent and causes of their recent decline. He will talk about what people can do to create pollinator habitats and monarch waystations.

Monarch waystations are specialized pollinator gardens that create “milkweed railroad” along the butterflies’ migration routes. Attendees will learn how to grow native milkweed species, which are the only source of food for monarch caterpillars.

Attendees will receive seeds for locally adapted milkweed (while supplies last), as well as chances to win surprise gifts. This program is free to the public and everyone is welcome.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library.