Cultivating Community Garden Project

The Nurturing Minds Library Garden!

Carlie and Abby, Cadettes from Chester Girl Scouts Troop 387, have chosen the library for their Silver Award project! They started building garden beds behind the building, and planted flower bulbs for the spring. In the spring, they’ll add seasonal vegetables that will be used in library programs or donated to the food pantry. This will be a community garden for patrons to enjoy, and will be used in both children and adult library programs next year! We are so excited to host a garden for our patrons and our community, thank you Carlie and Abby!

Stay tuned for updates in the spring about planting and upcoming programs!

Building the Garden

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Thank you to Chester resident Evelyn Brady for donating Marigold seeds and Iris Tubers for the garden! We can’t wait to see them bloom in the spring!

If you are interested in donating to the garden project, please contact Maureen Jagos at or call the library at 845-469-4252


Chester. Knights of Columbus donate $400 to Chester Girl Scout Troop 387 for community garden