Adopt a House Plant

Photograph of a variety of houseplants sitting on a table.

Host a "plant swap," where people can get new plants, share cuttings, or drop off plants.

Panel Discussion: Starting a Community Garden


As an offshoot of its seed-sharing program and farmers' market, High Point Public Library hosted a discussion about community gardening. 

Pumpkin Carving & Seed Saving Extravaganza

Child picking out a pumpkin

A western Massachusetts library had 200 people attend this family-friendly and eco-friendly fall event.

Hypertufa Pots


Adults get their hands dirty making cement-based pots for their home gardens.

DIY Terrarium Workshop

top view of jar with living ecosystem of beautiful tiny plants

A high school library in New Jersey invites students and staff to relieve stress by creating their own mini-garden. 

Seed Swap


At the Frankfort (Ill.) Public Library, participants have a potluck for fresh, heirloom seeds. 

Get Started Gardening at Your Library

hand trowel and fork standing in garden soil with background of greenery

The Wells (Maine) Public Library partners with a master gardener to provide hands-on lessons in growing food and flowers.