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Harvest Some Gardening Inspiration in August with The Library

August 3, 2022 — The scorching summer temps may have nipped the leaves, but the seeds will soon be ready to harvest. Learn how to do that successfully, and get some other gardening inspiration in these August programs.

Heirloom Seed Garden: Seed Saving Basics 

Learn how to harvest and save pea, bean and tomato seeds from your favorite garden during this hands-on seed saving class for adults.It’s Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-noon at the Heirloom Seed Garden, 1471 N. Benton Ave. Space is limited. Registration starts July 26; call 417-862-0135 or email

How to Save Seeds from Tomatoes

The Library is working to help grow our seed community. Learn how to save seeds from one of our area’s favorite crops – tomatoes! Join us Sunday, Aug. 14, at noon in the Library Station Santa Fe Room.

"My Garden of a Thousand Bees"

 Celebrate World Honey Bee Day (August 21) with a screening of this bee-utiful and surprising story, rated TV-G. Join us Saturday, Aug. 20, 1-3 p.m., in the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library upstairs meeting room. For adults.

Martin Dohrn, veteran wildlife cameraman and bee enthusiast, embarked on a challenge during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, filming all the bees he could find in his tiny urban garden in Bristol, England. By the end of the summer, he became bee obsessed and developed relationships with them.

This #PlantWildflowers program is funded by the Tangled Bank Studios/PBS Nature #PlantWildflowers initiative.


Kathleen O'Dell
Community Relations Director
(417) 616-0564
Sarah Jane Rosendahl
(417) 616-0566

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