It’s only February, but it’s not too early to be thinking about spring. The Brier Library has three programs scheduled over the next few weeks that can get you prepared for some sustainable outdoor activities.
On Saturday, Feb. 8, program attendees can learn how to select, prune, plant and protect fruit trees. The session will be led by Don Ricks, a member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society and a steward of the 120-year-old Piper’s Orchard – a collection of more than 80 fruit trees in Seattle’s Carkeek Park. Ricks will share tips he’s learned from years of working with a variety of fruit trees, and will provide a brief outdoor pruning demonstration.
On Saturday, Feb. 22, amateur backyard beekeeper Daniel Hackney will share his knowledge of keeping honeybees and mason bees. A variety of library resources for those interested in pursuing beekeeping will also be discussed.
Hackney will return to the library on Saturday, March 8, to lead a program on how to choose, feed and care for chickens right in your own backyard.
Each session is scheduled to take place from 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon.
The Brier Library is located at 23303 Brier Road. You can view all the programs that the library is offering in the month of February here.