Livonia Public Library Community Garden
Millions of Americans started first time gardens over the last year. The Livonia Public Library recently partnered with local residents and businesses to tap into that interest in horticultural activities. With the support of The Friends of the Livonia Pubic Library, Inc, Smith Lumber and Hardware Center and Al’s Landscape and Design, local Scout Troops 4074 and 5074 constructed the first Livonia Public Library Community Garden. Once completed, Livonia residents Cindy Casaceli and Tracy Cope planted various vegetables and herbs such as tomatoes, peppers, basil, and parsley. The Community Garden was a natural next step in conjunction with the Seed Library, first introduced at the Livonia Public Library back in March 2020, which offers a wide assortment of vegetable and flower seeds to library patrons for free. The hopes of the Livonia Public Library Community Garden is to encourage others to start their own food gardens, that in turn, will lead to healthy habits like getting outdoors and adding fresh produce to one’s diet. The initial harvest from the garden will be donated to members in our community through local food pantries. Stop by and check it out!
Scout Troops 4074 and 5074
Dave Meyers (former Scoutmaster)
Paul Gates (Scout Committee Co-chair)
Audrey De Wit