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Learning and pollinator gardens installed near Dr. James Carlson Library

04/23/2021

The Fargo Public Library, in partnership with the Fargo Park District, Fargo Park District Foundation and the Growing Together Community Garden organization will install a library learning garden and a pollinator garden near the Dr. James Carlson Library Tuesday, April 27, at 3 p.m.

Volunteers will install three 6’x12’ garden beds near the northwest corner of the library to serve as the starting point for a community education garden space. A 4’x8’ pollinator garden will be installed on the south side of the library and Ed Clapp Senior Center. The project complements the Fargo Park District’s mission of improving the lifestyle of the community by encouraging environmental education, outside activity and intergenerational togetherness while lending itself naturally to social distancing.

“The Fargo Public Library is very excited to work with our partners on this project,” states Lori West, Fargo Public Library Branch Services Manager. “The Library Learning Garden project will bring garden learning experiences to community members of all ages this year and for many years to come.”

“One person can make a difference, but many working together can change the world,” is the philosophy Jack Wood Co-Founder of Growing Together shared regarding this project.

“The Fargo Park District Foundation is proud to partner with the Fargo Public Library on their creative project through our Grant Match Program,” shared Brian Arett, Fargo Park District Foundation Director. “The Fargo Public Library’s project encourages environmental education, outside activity and intergenerational togetherness which compliments the Fargo Park Districts mission.”

Once built and installed, a series of related educational programs and events for all ages will be hosted throughout the late spring, summer and fall at the site. The library was awarded a $1,930 matching grant from the Fargo Park District Foundation to support this project.

For more information about the project and planned activities, contact Lori West at 701.476.5977.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public.