Dig into the Growing Season!

by Sno-Isle Libraries

It’s the time of year when we love to get our hands dirty! Whether planting seeds for vegetable gardens, weeding flower beds, or pruning away the dead foliage of winter, our green spaces demand a lot of our attention in the spring.

Reap the benefits of beautiful gardens and tasty veggies! Read on to learn about the tools and support Sno-Isle Libraries offers for new and seasoned gardeners alike.


Connect with your fellow gardeners and plant admirers at a variety of events like:

  • Plant shares: Bring extra plants, seeds, or starts you don’t have space for, or just peruse the offerings for any you’d like to take home.
  • Library walks: Join us for docent-guided tours through spaces like Meerkerk Gardens (May 24) and Whidbey Camano Land Trust (June 27)
  • Nature events: Learn about bees, salmon, mushrooms, whales, and more in some of our nature-related talks and discussions.
  • A Seasonal Cooking Class: Learn how to make delicious dishes using all the fresh green produce of the spring season.
  • The Wise Gardener Book Group: This new group for gardening enthusiasts and newbies meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at Clinton Community Hall. All are welcome!

New events are being added all the time! Check out our full calendar of events at sno-isle.org/events.

Online nature guides

Sno-Isle Library cardholders have access to excellent gardening and nature databases, including:

  • Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture — For green thumbs of all levels! Access more than 3.6 million articles from journals and reference books.
  • Birds of the World — Discover the world of birds through comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families.


No matter what information you seek, there’s probably a good book about it. Browse the Sno-Isle Libraries website for comprehensive lists on subjects including Landscaping, Flower Gardening, Container Gardening, and Vegetable Gardening. Plus, get librarian-curated book lists like Get Excited to Garden, Grown in the Pacific Northwest, Gardening with Kids, and so much more. You can also always ask a librarian for recommendations specific to your needs.

To learn more about the gardening resources offered by Sno-Isle Libraries, visit sno-isle.org or speak to a librarian at your local library.