Grow a plant at Graves-Hume

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MENDOTA - Are you limited on garden space at your home? Do you enjoy going to the library? If the answer is “Yes,” then you want to take advantage of this free new opportunity. Graves-Hume Public Library is offering an opportunity to garden at the library.

The “Adopt a Tomato Plant” program is now accepting participants. Planting began on May 17 and will offer up to 12 individuals or families an opportunity to garden with them on site. The tomato plants will be located along the front walk-way into the library. These raised planter boxes and tomato plants were recently donated by Friends of the Library.

Each household will receive a wooden stake to identify their tomato plant. All the library is requesting is that you tend to your tomato plant on a regular basis, and you may take home any tomatoes that grow on your plant. This program is free and is on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to participate, please call them at (815) 538-5142 or stop in at the library.