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Program on edible ornamental plants at Bayard Taylor Memorial Library

03/05/2014 03:04PM ● By Acl

Pandora Young, Senior Gardener at Longwood Gardens, will discuss some of her favorite edible trees, shrubs, perennials and vines for the home gardener at the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library on March 7. Sample unusual plants, fruit teas and seeds and learn ways to incorporate these garden treats into your next feast. The library’s new 3D printer will be in operation and a printing tech will be available to answer questions. Call 610-444-2702 or email [email protected] for more information or to register.

This program is presented as part of Longwood Gardens Community Read initiative featuring Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac. Originally written in 1949, Leopold’s work presents important ideas about environmental conservation, land stewardship, and community engagement that endure to the present day.

Future events include:

• Travel the Red Clay Greenway hike: Meet guides Gwen Lacy and Tom Janton of the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County at the Pennock Ball Fields on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to see the growing trail connectivity in Kennett Square. No registration required.

• Developing a Landscape Ethic: 12 simple things you can do to make a positive difference on your property, with Shane Morgan of The Giving Garden, on Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m.

• “Green Fire” film viewing and discussion – Bayard Taylor is hosting a viewing and discussion of “Green Fire,” an award-winning documentary about Aldo Leopold, on Wednesday, March 19 from 6-8 p.m.

• Book discussion of Leopold’s “A Sand County Almanac”: Join Longwood’s Director of Information David Sleasman on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. for an evening of discussion about “A Sand County Almanac.”

• A two-part presentation and follow-up hike: On Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at Bayard Taylor, come hear local author Susan Charkes discuss how Leopold’s theories on land ethic can be incorporated into enjoying hikes in our area. Follow it up on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. by joining Charkes for a hike through ChesLen Preserve.

Participation in the Community Read is free. Pick up a copy of the book at Bayard Taylor or any library in the Chester County Library System, and join us at one or all of the programs listed on our website, All programs hosted at Bayard Taylor require registration, which may be submitted online or by calling us at (610) 444-2702.