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85 Green

85 Green Initiatives

85 Green is a series of initiatives that will promote nutritional literacy and help us learn and grow together toward a more sustainable community.

After School Nutrition Program

To address the needs of the library’s younger customers who lack access to food after school, we have engaged a local chef to prepare nutritious food for 30 tweens and teens five days a week. This popular initiative is coupled with discussions to deepen the youth’s knowledge of food/nutrition and supports engaging after-school-programming in such areas as building, gaming, coding and drama.

Learning Garden

As part of the library’s Nutritional Literacy campaign, the beautiful Sheriff John Motz Courtyard has been transformed into a lush learning garden. Hundreds of lives, young and old, are touched each summer through the library’s programming – planting, studying, harvesting and consuming the bounty of this space. These activities continue inside the library during the colder months with a sleek, hydroponic tower garden.

You can help!

Join us in supporting these initiatives promoting nutritional literacy, sustainability and community engagement. Online donations can be made using the form below, or you can click here for other ways to donate.