Yesterday (July 21), Catawba County Library staff dropped off eight pounds of produce at the Corner Table in Newton to help feed those in need. Zucchini squash, peppers and cucumbers represented the first harvest from a garden located on a plot behind the Main Library on West “C” Street in Newton.
Library director Suzanne White said it was the first of what she hopes will be many donations to the soup kitchen. The community garden is a collaboration of people working together to grow healthy, local foods, encourage learning and provide fruits and vegetables to citizens in need.
On Thursday (July 24), Youth Services librarian April Green, and her staff will host Garden Day at the library with Jack and the Beanstalk story time in the garden. The children’s program begins at 4 p.m.
The garden, an eco-friendly learning space owned by the county, was launched with private donations and support from the Friends of the Library. Additional funding is being sought to further its development. The crowd-funding campaign will run through late September.
Donations can be made in person at any library location or on-line through the crowd-funding website www.citizinvestor.com/project/growing-plants-and-lives--library. For more information, contact April Green at 828-465-8668 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .