How does your garden grow?

MRL Presents Green Thumb Thursdays

Gardening Series: Every Thursday in April 2021
Registration required to attend in-person workshop.
Virtual classroom available online.

Gardening season is fast approaching: are you ready? Whether you want to start your first garden or are a veteran gardener looking for tips, Morrisson-Reeves Library’s Green Thumb Thursdays workshop series has a session for you!

Green Thumb Thursdays promotes gardening best practices to participants. “As spring emerges, many are looking to enjoy the sunshine, and our Green Thumb series has tips for rookies and long-time gardeners,” said Beth Harrick, MRL’s Program Specialist. “We are excited to partner with local environmental educators to provide support for our community of gardeners.”

Session topics include tips for easy gardening, how to enrich soil, dealing with diseases and pests, starting seeds indoors, and the benefits of container gardens and raised beds. MRL is partnering with Cope Environmental Center and Purdue Extension of Wayne and Fayette Counties to provide expert facilitation for these sessions.

Each session will have a hybrid presentation format, with a limited in-person audience and a recording made available after the presentation. In-person registration is first-come, first-served, with participants registering for as many individual sessions as desired.

Following Covid-19 restrictions, MRL will have limited participation for these in-person workshops, with pre-registration, masks and social distancing required. Hand sanitizer will also be made available, and any hands-on activities are optional. Workshops will take place in the Library’s Bard Room, with a maximum of 10 participants.

Details and Registration Links

Sessions Are Offered on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.

April 1
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Soil, Worms and Plants, Oh My! Compost and Enriching your Soil, presented by Stephanie McCurdy, Cope Environmental Center


April 8
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Dealing with Diseases and Pests, presented by Jonathan Ferris, Purdue Extension Wayne County

April 15
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Starting Seeds Indoors, presented by Heather Caldwell, Purdue Extension Fayette County


April 22
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Gardening Made Easy: Introduction to Gardening, presented by Stephanie McCurdy, Cope Environmental Center


April 29
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Container Gardens and Raised Beds, presented by Jonathan Ferris, Purdue Extension Wayne County