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Celebrating the Earth

We are delighted to celebrate Earth Day here at Tech. Here are some of the library offerings:


Seed Library

  • Seeds are free to take (limit 2 per person, please).

  • Ideally, patrons follow these guidelines for each species, grow the plant to maturity, and harvest seeds to bring to the library. Don’t worry if you can’t do that…but we’d love to hear about your plant adventures (and see photos!) Email us at Jdrusin@schools.nyc.gov.

  • WHICH SEEDS DO YOU HAVE? Take a look at the seeds we are able to offer this year along with fun facts, planting instructions, and information about how to HARVEST your seeds.




Books and Ebooks all about Earth Day-related topics!

  • Borrow books from the Tech Library! We would especially recommend Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer and there are many titles for new gardeners and plant parents!


Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.



Join a national conversation about sustainability

  • Periods 4-8 the library is working with the Sustainability Committee and will be livestreaming Zoom meetings with scientists. Take a look at the speaker lineup schedule here.

Finally, what are KEYSTONE plants and why are they important? Learn more from Douglas W. Tallamy, entomologist at the University of Delaware: Keystone Plants


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