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Green Thumbs in your Library

In public libraries, ​Black Girls with Green Thumbs ​ (@blackgirlswithgreenthumbs) will host a series of community workshops centered on gardening, nutrition, and plant-based cooking. The adaptation of their typical programming for public library audiences in urban and suburban neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties will be largely influenced by timing. Rather than starting the workshop series with the development of a garden, they will end the programs with the development of a Spring/Summer garden. While each public library garden will be unique because of access to space, patron demographics, and culture of the members, all of the library gardens will provide opportunities for participants to build social connections, become environmental stewards, self-reflect and be better equipped to make continuous healthy choices. At the close of workshops, participants and library staff should also know the fundamentals of garden care.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
African Americans or Black
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Library or information professional
Student, K-12
Project Lead:
Felicia Harris
Funding Source: 
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
Funding Amount: 
Funding Period:
Nov 1, 2019 to Apr 30, 2020
Project Status:
In Progress