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Signs of spring are starting to show: the days are brighter and warmer. Green shoots are popping up in gardens, on sidewalks and windowsills. Take part in National Agriculture week from your own backyard, windowsill or kitchen.  

March 22 through 28 marks National Agriculture Week 2020, a time to celebrate the essential role of the farmers and growers of the nation. 

Whether you have an expert green thumb, a budding interest in getting started with urban gardening, or you love to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, this list of electronic resources will have something for you to enjoy:


Book Cover: We are the gardeners
We are the gardeners written by Joanna Gaines, illustrated by Julianna Swaney

A young family learns to grow a garden, describing how they prepared the soil, watered their plants, dealt with the animals who invaded their garden, and how all their hard work finally paid off as they harvested vegetables and flowers.

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Book Cover: The year of the garden
The year of the garden written by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Patrice Barton

This children's book follows Anna as she strives to grow a perfect garden, only to find that the most important thing she has grown is friendship

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Book Cover: The secret garden
The secret garden written by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

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Book Cover: Minecraft farming guide : everything you need to know about farming in Minecraft
Minecraft farming guide : everything you need to know about farming in Minecraftwritten by Joseph Joyner

Who says farming needs to involve dirt, or actual plants? This guide walks you through all the kinds of food and supplies you can grow and harvest in the Minecraft video game.

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Share what agriculture means to you in a photo on social media - whether it’s the ingredients for a meal or urban garden or any green space that grows produce. Or share your experience of one of the activities or books in this list. Tag your post with the hashtag #FoodforLife 

Enjoy this rendition of Old MacDonald, performed by Children's Librarian Jason!


Check back tomorrow for more agriculture-related activities and resources, including virtual farm/garden tours!

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