One of the ways
in which Valley Gardeners Club has supported gardening activities
in the Cornwallis-Valley Region is through an annual donation
of $250.00 to the Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL)
for the purchase of books related to gardening. The first
donations were made in 1987 at a cost of $126.11. While the
AVRL does the actual purchasing to take advantage of the discounts
offered to libraries, the Club recommends the titles. In recent
years Club member Nancy Chipman has taken suggestions from
Club members and made recommendations to the library.
Early purchases included a complete set of Taylor’s
Guides – 10 volumes which covered all the broad categories
of plants plus a volume on garden design. The complete list
of books donated includes volumes on all aspects of gardening,
landscaping, flower arranging and gardening books for children.
These,are a valuable resource for
gardeners throughout the region.
to Wendy Trimper at Branch Headquarters for her assistance
Donations include those suggested by Club members
and the library, as well as books which have received good
reviews or which looked particularly interesting. The aim
is to promote interest in gardening in adults and children,
through books that are a pleasure to read, and to look through.
Input from members is welcomed.
Your local library will obtain any of these titles for loan,
or they may be ordered online, from the Annapolis Valley Regional
Library, for pickup at your nearest library.