Moving Through Gardens

The gardens behind the Berwick Library/Town Hall now include two plots for the Moving Through Project. One plot (#5) has Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash). The seeds all came from our Seed Library! The Three Sisters is a traditional Indigenous companion planting system that deters weeds and pests, enriches the soil, and provides support. The corn is a support for the beans, the beans provide nitrogen for the soil, and the squash helps keep weeds down. And Marlene, our Indigenous Outreach Liaison, says that Three Sisters soup is delicious!

The other plot (#4) is a Medicine Garden which contains White Sage, Clary Sage, and Tobacco (nioctiana sylvestris). The Clary Sage was donated by Emily at Hen of the Woods.We hope to get a few other tobacco varieties in the ground soon, once the seedlings are strong enough! The herbs in the garden are intended for use in spiritual cermonies and as healing herbs, but are not intended to be ingested.

If you are in Berwick this summer, take a walk by and see the plants as they progress- they just went into the ground today (June 16). If you stop by the gardens, and want to help us with our project, please fill out our Moving Through Survey!

A few books that you may be interested in are:

Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Mi'kmaq Medicines, by Laurie Lacey

Medicinal Herbs of Eastern Canada, by Brenda Jones

This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. Ce projet est finance [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada. Ki'j ka na sulieway wejia'q koplnu'ltuk

 

 

Recent Posts

Our most recent Annual Report shows that we have 142,556 items in our collection. While we are regularly buying new items to collection up to date, we also replace things that have worn out or...

The Rosa M. Harvey Middleton & Area Library would like to welcome local art enthusiasts to visit and view our art display featuring and promoting local artists in our area.

For the...

If you’re looking to dip your toe into the world of craft and creative technology look no further than the Annapolis Valley Regional Library’s Innovation Labs! Didn’t know your local library might...

New Adult Fiction Books

Featured Services

Support the Library

The Library is a hub of knowledge, culture, and communication. Your loyalty and support enriches our service to you. The ongoing support of patrons like you determines what the Library is today and what it will be in the years to come.

Learn how you can help!

Find Your Branch