As a rule, libraries don’t mix with muddy little hands. But that’s what’s happening at the San Francisco Public Library’s Mission Branch, where a Teaching Garden opened this fall. With the help of a designer and a gardening instructor, interim Children’s Room Manager Lia Hillman has turned an unused patio into a unique resource to teach sustainable urban gardening.
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The Dirt: Children’s garden takes root at S.F. library
Joe Eaton,Ron Sullivan
San Francisco Chronicle
December 20, 2009