Teaching garden opening at Winter Community Library

The new teaching garden will be open to the public when school is out of session.

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The Yolo County master gardeners, Winters Joint Unified School District and Yolo County Library have joined together to create a Teaching Garden at the Winters Community Library. The Winters Friends of the Library provided funding for the garden project. The garden focus will be on low water use plants that also support a variety of pollinators including bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The garden will be open to the public when school is not in session starting Sunday, June 1, and also open for special use by school classes. A variety of workshops will eventually be offered through the master gardeners as well as on topics aimed at engaging everyone with nature. The garden is located on the south side of the library and is surrounded by a black fence. Preparation has been ongoing for a number of months including crafting an agreement for all three parties, removing old landscape materials, trees, and shrubs, creating a planting design, and finally planting, installing drip irrigation and mulching,  which was finished on Sunday, April 28.   The City of Winters has donated recycling funds to purchase outdoor tables, chairs and umbrellas mainly made of recycled materials. The garden is still fairly fragile as the plants are young and need time to establish their roots and get used to their new home. There is a plan for an open house in mid-October where everyone is invited to see the new garden space. ]]>

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