Chester. Flowers and veggies are growing at the Chester Public Library’s outdoor garden

| 16 Jun 2021 | 04:23

There is a new outdoor garden at the Chester Public Library for patrons to enjoy.

Chester Girl Scouts Abigail Ferraro and Carlie Cambria built this garden for their Silver Award project. The garden is blooming with flowers, fresh produce and herbs.

Right now there is spinach, mesclun greens, chives, rosemary, thyme, chocolate mint, anise and more.

Sprouting soon will be snap peas, cherry tomatoes, broccolini and cucumbers.

Patrons are invited to pick up this free fresh produce inside the library in the refrigerator near checkout.

The garden is also open for patrons to sit and enjoy the outdoors, read a book and relax, with rocking chairs and a new bench, donated by Trex, and made of recycled plastic.

Library official thanked all the patrons who donated discarded plastic, which helped to earn the free bench.

A How to Start Your Own Garden program was held earlier this month. A children’s program is scheduled for Monday, July 12, at 3 p.m.

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