We kicked off the summer season with “An Evening in the Garden”, our first official garden party! We invited our community out to the library to celebrate the hard work & collaboration between all who have made the Leicester Library Giving Garden possible. It was an evening filled with great conversations, live music by local bluegrass band Buncombe Turnpike, a variety of food & drink, AND an appearance by some of Mount Gilead’s cutest baby goats. More garden parties dates to be announced!

We believe everyone deserves access to fresh, nutritious food – and we’ve watched our giving garden vision come to fruition with bountiful midsummer tomato, pepper, squash, cucumber, eggplant (and more!) harvests to share with our community!

With the plants established & producing, you can find volunteers on our Saturday & Thursday work days maintaining the gardens, keeping up with harvesting & weeding. And thanks to generous donations, we’ve been able to buy a new greenhouse and have started construction!

Feeling inspired to start your own garden? Or maybe looking to learn a few more tips & tricks? No registration required for the Master Gardener Series at the Leicester Library, starting Thursday, August 25th from 6:30 – 7:30