Garden Books Gifted to Brookside Horticultural Reference Library

Jason Gedeik, Brookside Gardens Adult Education Manager,
accepts the latest book donations from Washington Gardener Magazine. 
Guest Post by Ana Hurler

Washington Gardener staff stopped by Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD, on June 28 to drop off a donation of several books to add to the Horticultural Reference Library.
Editor and publisher Kathy Jentz has featured reviews of several of the books in previous editions of the magazine. The books cover a wide range of horticultural topics, such as growing vegetables and flowers, creating pots and containers, and food gardening.
The gifted books value $217.64, added to the previous donations this year for a total of $684.04.  Last year’s book donations totaled $683.01, and in 2015, Washington Gardener gave $534.99 in books. The magazine’s largest yearly donation was in 2013, with $3,070.94 in books donated.

The mission of the Horticultural Reference Library at Brookside Gardens is to be a resource for Brookside Gardens and Montgomery County Parks staff, the citizens of Montgomery County, MD, and any other individual interested in learning about the science and art of Horticulture. The Library is staffed Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm (or by appointment) by volunteer librarians ready to help you find answers to your plant questions.

About the Author
Ana Hurler, a senior multi-platform journalism major at the University of Maryland, College Park. Ana is interning with us this summer.

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