Thanks primarily to the Garden Club of St. Augustine, but also to the support of each participating branch library's Friends organization, we have been hosting these workshops for six years in our library system. Garden Club members Cathy (my mother) and Marilyn — a.k.a. "the sisterhood of the traveling plants" — design the workshops, featuring a different pollinator each summer. They then train the other circles in the Garden Club of St. Augustine on how to present the workshops at the branch library in their respective communities.
These workshops are aimed at elementary-aged children and provide opportunities to learn all about the selected pollinator (this year was dragonflies); create a flower arrangement and a craft; and take home gardening goodies such as Nature Detective notebooks, soil, seeds and other donations from local gardening stores. These workshops have won national gardening awards for the Garden Club of St. Augustine, as well.
A Florida library partners with the local garden club to create an award-winning gardening workshop for kids.