OPL Launches Gardening Video Playlist

The Oakland Public Library continues providing the community with gardening tips, book lists, and now, videos.

With the Bay Area sheltering at home, many of us have turned to gardening for recreation, food production, and relaxation. In response, the Oakland Public Library has launched a new YouTube playlist all about gardening. 

Recently Chavez Library branch manager Pete Villasenor showcased the "Huerta de Dolores" garden. Dimond Branch librarian Rebekah Eppley filmed a tour of edible herbs and weeds in her home garden. This new resource will provide visitors with garden tours, planting tips, plant identification, and other information to make your time in the botanical world more productive and enjoyable. If you missed our first gardening blog (originally posted in May), check it out.

We’ll keep you abreast of community resources like Richmond Grows, a community organization that offers courses in organic gardening and seed saving, downloadable information sheets for beginning gardeners, locations of local seed libraries, suggestions of helpful gardening books, and more. 

We will continue to provide you with helpful and inspiring resources through our YouTube gardening playlist and our "From the Main Library" blog to make your gardening dreams come true! Watch out for more content in the coming months!