Kamloops, BC—October 8, 2020— The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL) is delighted to receive a grant from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation to support the development of a community garden at the Merritt Library.
The Merritt Library is well known for its engaging programs and the new TD Giving Garden project will place an emphasis on environmental education including food production, water conservation practices and harvest preservation.
“It was the Merritt Library team who developed this garden concept and opportunity to give back to the entire community: kids, seniors, families. The TD Giving Garden will seed knowledge and skills transfer and strengthen community by growing new connections and friendships! Public libraries support community development and nurture innovation in so many ways,” says Judy Moore, Chief Librarian.
While COVID-19 is having an impact on when the TD Giving Garden will be open to visitors and 2020 library programming, the Merritt Library staff is looking forward to working with the Merritt Literacy Group and other community organizations to develop engaging naturalist, environmental and food security programs.
For more information, contact Meg Gregory, Branch Head, Merritt Library.
Meg Gregory, Branch Head
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library