Clark County, Springfield groups presenting virtual gardening series

Free monthly Zoom session set for Thursday will focus on caring for your garden.

With summer officially here and people wanting to be outdoors, it’s an ideal time to make the most of gardening and catching up on Springfield gardeners’ latest projects.

The Clark County Public Library and Springfield Ohio Urban Plantfolk (SOUP) will present its monthly “Zoom into Gardening” session on caring for your garden at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The virtual program is free and hosted by Sarah Webb and Nancy Flinchbaugh.

The series covers a variety of gardening topics and local newsmakers. June’s will feature Black gardeners including interviews with Joyce Watkins, a SOUP board member, and Trinity Holmes of the Central State/Community Solutions Agraria Urban Farmer program.

The caring for your garden portion will include tips from Watkins and Webb, a librarian who will offer resources available at the library to aid gardens. There will also be an update on the trend of porch gardeners; several people have started porch gardens here recently growing various vegetables.

Clark County Public Library public relations manager Allison Peck said the programs, which began in March, have drawn up to 30 people each live session and has been a good partnership with SOUP in fulfilling the mission of helping community members learn and grow in a variety of ways.

“We are excited to have this program and seeing people learning from it and hopefully getting ready to harvest what they’ve grown,” she said.

To join the session, go to or for more information and the complete program guide, go to the Clark County Public Library’s website.

Anyone who can’t attend the live event can catch it on the library’s YouTube or Facebook pages as well as previous sessions. “Zoom into Gardening” programs are done monthly online and future sessions will be July 29 and Aug. 26 with topics covering harvesting and cooking what you’ve grown.

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