Plant Updates: Shhh, don't tell the TriState Fire District that this Saturday is 'Sneak Some Zucchini on your Neighbor's Porch Day'.
Meet the Garden Team: The Prairie Patch is maintained by a handful of IPPL staff and community volunteers. Each week, we will share information about a different team member. This week, meet Megan Lawrence!
Role: Youth Services Associate
Where are you from?: Willowbrook
How long have you been a library patron?: I have worked at IPPL for a little over a year, but I have been a patron for 8 years.
What do you like about gardening?: Lots of things. It is relaxing and a great way to spend time outside. I loved helping my parents in their garden when I was little and now, I can share gardening with my kids. It has been fun to explore nature with them through the garden.
Also, there is an artistic element in planning a garden and using plants as the medium. Finally, I really like being able to grow things from seed and see the result, and I get a tremendous amount of enjoyment in sharing my flowers and veggies.
What are your favorite gardening books?:
What is your favorite thing to grow?: Zinnias, Bee Balm, Tomatoes, and Peonies
Do you have a favorite gardening quote or phrase?:
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." Audrey Hepburn
"Mommy look it's a tomato!" My daughter, Clio
Finally, thank you to everyone who participated in our Prairie Patch Art Show! If you participated, your artwork is available for pickup at the Kids & Teens Desk.