By David Martin

Library program inspires green thumbs


David Martin

Duncan Bumgarner pulls dirt from a bag of potting soil for his potted plant.

Children from throughout Green River had a chance to take home their own fruit or vegetable-bearing plant from the Sweetwater County Library Thursday afternoon.

The library hosted a garden party for middle school-aged children to promote gardening and growing their own food. Kids could choose between strawberry plants, radishes and peas for their potted plant.

Stacey Palmer, the library's young adult librarian, said the plants were chosen because of their short grow periods. For example, the radish plants should be harvested after about 25 days.

"We wanted to do 'grow your own food,' but di...

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