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Spring gardening programs at Ceres and other libraries

With spring around the corner, this is the perfect time to start a spring garden. The following library programs can provide inspiration and help residents plan their gardens.

On Wednesday, March 4, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ceres Library, students can attend “Seed Planting for Teens.” Teens are invited to learn some gardening basics, decorate a small terracotta pot, and plant their own seed starter kit. Seed starter kit materials and refreshments provided while supplies last. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ceres Library.

The public is invited to learn about gardening from a master gardener from the Modesto Garden Club. “Gardening with an Expert” will be offered Thursday, March 5, 3:30 p.m. at the Ceres Library. The Ceres Library is located at 2250 Magnolia St. Call 537-8938 for more information.

Container vegetable gardening is the topic of a program offered Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. at the Riverbank Library.

Master Gardener Anne Schellman will lead the container gardening class, demonstrating a great way to grow vegetables, even with limited space or mobility. The Riverbank Library is located at 3442 Santa Fe St. For more information, call 869-7008.

On Saturday, March 28, 1:30 p.m. at the Waterford Library, Terry Harper from the Heirloom Gardening Club in Riverbank, will explain what an heirloom garden is and offer tips for starting your own heirloom garden. A garden seed exchange will follow the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Waterford Library. The Waterford Library is located at 324 E Street, Waterford. Call 874-2191.

Information about these and other library programs can be found at, under the “Events and Classes” tab.