Notable Date to Celebrate: June 6th is National Gardening Exercise Day

 You probably already know that at CMLE, we offer a service called “Notable Dates for your Noggin” which feature special holidays and birthdays of authors, as well as publications of well-known books. In an effort to help you get more from this service, we’ve decided to select one “Notable Date” each month to feature. We will include a few fun programming and activity ideas too, all for you to use!

June 6th is National Gardening Exercise Day!

Gardening is a awesome way to exercise, and a fun way to enjoy the Minnesota summer. You may even be able to garden at your local library, since many of our CMLE members have great library gardens. 

While you are out exploring or exercising in the garden, take a listen to our podcast all about library gardens! We had so much fun talking about library gardens all over the country.

If you are interested in setting up your own library garden, check out this article which has tips for getting started.

Need motivation to get moving in your own garden? Try one of these ten books to inspire your garden. And don’t miss the Smithsonian Libraries’ seed catalog collection which represents 258 catalogs and features 500 images. If you are new to gardening, this article from Farmer’s Almanac will walk you through the steps of setting up your first vegetable garden.

Finally, get your students or young people out exercising in the garden with some of these ideas from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Ideas include activities like alphabet gardening or planting a pizza garden!)

Happy gardening!