Johnson City Public Library Garden
The Johnson City Public Library is located at 100 W. Millard St., Johnson City, TN. Part of the “What’s the Buzz” pollinator pathway, a community-wide initiative to cultivate inviting green-spaces that benefit and grow pollinator populations, the library’s gardens include a variety of plants – native and otherwise – that are maintained using organic practices. With coneflower, lavender, and sage to name a few, gardens are established but expanding to include even more pollinator-friendly plants.
Volunteering at JCPL gardens is a great way to meet good people, give something back to the community, and visualize accomplishments. Along with Master Gardeners, Tennessee Promise scholars, Upward Bound students, and those generally interested in gardening and community engagement are welcome to volunteer.
The majority of the work focuses on light but consistent seasonal maintenance (e.g., weeding, fertilizing), with heavier efforts in early spring and late fall (e.g., seasonal clean-up, planting, mulching). Planned work days take place every other Tuesday at 9:00 am, but are subject to change due to weather, holidays, etc. Volunteer work days/hours are flexible once a tour, plan, and training have been organized.
For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Selena Harmon at 423 434 4454.