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Get Into Our Beds!

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The birds are chirping and spring is on the horizon! Do you dig it? So, where are you digging? Is it at the Forest Lawn Book 'n Worms Community Garden?

You may not have access to your own yard or garden bed. Let the Forest Lawn Book 'n Worms Community Garden help! Gardening at the library can take on many forms. You may be interested in growing vegetables, flowers or your favorite herb. Your imagination is your only limit!

With 25 plots, join in and meet new people, get your family involved, exchange gardening tips and be in touch with nature.

Plots are currently available! To book your plot, contact Tracy at booknwormsgarden@gmail.ca. Follow them on Facebook: Book 'n Worms Garden Guild

Stay tuned here or check the Spring/Summer Program guide to hear about future events happening in the garden!

Ecana Community Garden: Book 'n Worms

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Have you checked out our awesome community garden? Even though fall is just around the corner, we are all busy harvesting our beautiful veggies and herbs that were planted this year. Just this weekend our beautifully painted stepping stones got implanted into the ground. If you have the time, please do check out the wonderful artwork on them.

The Books 'n Worms Garden have made this community a tighter and stronger place. It has really brought people out of their shells to interact with other people in the community. We even had a few 1st time gardeners out here learning from the pros!

FYI: The Books 'n Worms Community Garden was officially launched on June 21st of 2012. It has been slightly over a year since the ground breaking event. Can you believe that?!

Here's a video of the two community garden that the Calgary Public Library has been a part of. Check them out!

Book N' Worms Community Garden

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Encana Garden Sign

On June 21st Forest Lawn Library officially open it's first ever Book N' Worms Community Garden.

The focus of the Forest Lawn Community garden has always been on “community”, and this was evident when over 70 people gathered to celebrate its official launch!

Several of the residents from the neighbouring Clifton Manor Seniors’ Residence were on hand, having made their way in their wheelchairs earlier in the day to plant their rented plot.

Garden Party
Ground Breaking

Master of Ceremony Ellen Humphrey eloquently congratulated the team for their hard work and introduced the speaker: Calgary East MLA Moe Amery, Encana representative Lois Wozney and Garden Guild rep Mark Labinowicz. Ellen noted how the team not only worked to build a garden, but also undertook to beautify the whole property, cleaning up and adding flowers to the existing tree beds and shrubberies, and adding mulch to help keep them tidy.

One of the volunteers is a young Mom who worked out an arrangement for some of her friends to regularly escort and push the wheelchair-bound seniors over to the Library so they can tend their plot while enjoying the company of young children. What a wonderful cross-generational and therapeutic idea!

Garden Time!

ENCANA Community Garden – Official ground breaking

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