Gardening and Reading Fun at Emmet O'Neal Library in Crestline Village

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Emmet O'Neal Library Crestline Village



The Summer Reading Program at Emmet O'Neal Library was something I participated in every summer as a child.  I read lots of books!  That was a few (lol) years ago and I wish I had as much time for reading as I did back then.


This year, young readers from pre-schoolers to teenagers and their families, had fun not only reading, but cultivating a garden right across the street from the library, on a plot of land owned by Oak Street Garden Shop.  The kids grew tomatoes, beans, squash and zucchini, with the garden shop providing the seeds, tools and plenty of help to make their garden a success.  And what a success!  The garden flourished and they were able to help those in need by donating excess food to Magic City Harvest!



Oak Street Garden Shop Crestline Village


So now that the kids are back in school, what has become of their garden?   It is still being cared for, and with fall coming up, it might be a great spot for a pumpkin patch! 


Thanks to Emmet O'Neal Library and Oak Street Garden Shop for partnering together on this project which the entire community has been able to enjoy.




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Comments (7)

Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Ann, what a clever idea. One of our elemetary schools has a very strong recycling program and also started an organic garden last year. It teaches great values to the kids!

Aug 19, 2010 08:19 AM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Very cute, Read and Harvest! Both skills allow students to see progression!

Aug 19, 2010 08:26 AM
Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Remember the saying "reading is fundamental?"  It still holds true.

Aug 19, 2010 09:49 AM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

What a fun and productive activity for kids to be involved in.  Yes, pumpkins would be nice in the Fall.

Aug 19, 2010 10:23 AM
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Love the idea for our young ones to sow seeds for the cultivation of their minds, as well as their hands.

Aug 19, 2010 12:10 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I always like to read about people for whom libraries are named, so I Googled Emmet O'Neal. Can't believe that Alabama once had a Democratic governor. What happened to you? LOL

Aug 19, 2010 04:15 PM
Charlottesville, VA

This is so important

and what a great idea for a post

your friend in Charlottesville

Aug 22, 2010 02:42 AM