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Grow Series- Week 1- Soil Types and our Microbiome

Grow. is a new spring series hosted by the Wautoma Library through community partnerships that aims to enhance relationships of families, their communities, food systems, and the natural world. This year, it will cover the topics of soil health and our microbiomes (stomach health), vermicomposting (worm composting) and how to use worm castings and compost tea, and how to utilize recyclables in the garden.

May 14th – Soil Health and Our Microbiomes (Stomach Health)

May 21st – Vermicomposting (Worm Composting)

June 4th – How to Utilize Recyclables in the Garden

 

If you are interested in signing up, please call the library at (920)787-2988.

*Space is limited to 10 families per event.

*Online resources will be made available to those who cannot attend the event.

 

May 14- Soil Types and your Microbiome 

Ever wonder how an outdoor garden connects to the one inside your belly? This week we will be diving into the fascinating world of soil and the microscopic life we share. Identify the different layers of various soil types. Get hands on with soil at different moisture levels. And enhance your understanding of microbes, the tiny life forms that exist literally everywhere!

 

-The featured story of the week will be A Garden in Your Belly by Masha D’yans

-The featured recipe of the week will be “Snackable Soil”

May Events

Spring Reading Challenge for all ages through May 16. Sign up at the library or under Events and Reading challenges on wautomalibrary.org. Log your reading and enter to win a prize. 

Seed Library. Made possible by the Waushara Gardeners. Pick up heirloom seeds from the library to plant in your garden. We encourage you to save your seeds and bring them back so our library may grow and continue. We will be having a seed saving program later in the year. 

Tail Wagging Reading Program Tuesdays from 2pm-6 pm. Youth ages 2-18 are invited to read to Paddy the Therapy Dog, build confidence, improve reading skills, and earn rewards. 

Hands-on Storytime, Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Stories and fun activities  

Wallet Wise, May 5 at 4:00 pm- Does your monthly budget need a tune-up?  Attend Wallet Wise to look at ways to make the best use of your hard-earned dollar. You’ll take home a guide that will walk you through ideas for saving on everyday spending and finding the money you need to make ends meet. Led by Mary Ann Schilling  

Cooking with Librarians, May 17 at 4:30 pm- Learn to make new dishes, sample food, take home recipes, have a great time! Sign up is required. Call (920) 787-2988. 

Electronic Library Resources Workshop, May 24 at 4:00 pm- Learn how to make the most of your library card! Discover Libby by Overdrive, Hoopla, Gale Courses, and more! 

Grow Series with the Wautoma Library and Rebecca Schneider, May 14, May 21, June 4 at 10 am- Bird Creek Park, Wautoma WI- For families and youth. Build up the relationships between children, food systems, communities, and the natural world. 

  • May 14- Soil Variety and Health 
    • Soil sample display & hands-on comparisons 
    • How does soil affect your belly? 
  • May 21- Vermicomposting (worm composting) 
    • Learn how to construct and maintain an at-home worm composting bin 
    • Reduce food waste and increase soil health 
  • June 4- Planting Seeds 
    • Learn the difference between direct planting and seed starting 
    • Bring home a recycled seed planter 
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