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Gardening in the Library

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by Damsel Martin (subscribe)
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Published May 11th 2014
From little things big things grow
Planning to pop into your local Brisbane City Council library sometime soon?

library herb garden
Back to basics. Brisbane City Council image.
If so, don't be surprised if you see a trail of muddy footprints stretching from the door across the floor, as well as the odd wheelbarrow, shovel, watering can or punnet of seedlings.

For libraries offer so much more than books these days.

In line with Brisbane City Council's Green Heart environmental engagement program, libraries are now offering free short courses on sustainable gardening, including no-dig gardening, growing food, propagating plants and keeping chickens.

There are also programs on cultivating butterfly gardens, heirloom seed saving and swapping, creating green roofs and vertical gardening, tree changing and many, many more.

library fruits garden brisbane
Harvest your own produce. Brisbane City Council image.
It's all part of a broader drive to encourage the sorts of changes which will transform Brisbane into Australia's most sustainable city.

These library-run courses complements a range of other Green Living initiatives including Council's free native plants program, sustainable housing checklist, community and city farm resources and composting and worm farming workshops.

And not to forget the annual highlight of the Green Heart Fair which will be held on 1 June 2014.

Want to get digging, planting or designing? Check out What's on at the library for details on a sustainable gardening course near you.
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Why? Learn sustainable gardening skills ... for free!
Phone: 07 3403 8888
Where: Coming to a library near you
Cost: Free
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