"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need"
~Marcus Tullius Cicero
This is a fabulous way to promote literacy and encourage students of all ages to share/donate their books that they have already read. Gardens on Green is a public education garden supported by the Master Gardeners of Hall County, Georgia (of which I am affiliated). We kicked off this concept for the county with three boxes: one for elementary school, one for middle school and one for high school level readers.
|Georgia state bird: Brown Thrasher|
The boxes have been painted to tie in the garden theme and the state symbols of Georgia. Our state bird: the brown thrasher; our state butterfly: the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail; and, state tree: the Live Oak.
|Georgia state butterfly (showing the life cycle): Eastern Tiger Swallowtail|
|Georgia state tree: Live Oak|
So grab a book and find a comfortable place to sit in one of the 7 themed gardens that make up Gardens on Green (vegetable garden, pollinator garden, native garden, conifer garden, bulb garden, gold medal garden and deer resistant garden) and enjoy your read!
You can take the book home but don't forget to put a book in the box that you think others may enjoy.
Gardens on Green is a public educational garden located at 711 Green Street, Gainesville, Georgia and is a collaborative effort of the Hall County Master Gardeners and Hall County School System
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