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Check It Out: Gardening books can plant many seeds

Jan Johnston is the Collection Development Coordinator for Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries. Email

Jan Johnston is the Collection Development Coordinator for Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries. Email her at readingforfun@fvrl.org.

The Roman orator, Cicero, had a deep appreciation for gardens and books; so much so that he once wrote to a friend, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” The literal translation of Cicero’s words from Latin into English is slightly different — “a garden in a library” rather than “a garden and a library” — but the meaning is the same: gardens and libraries are respites for the soul.

I try to help readers with the library part by offering weekly reviews and lists of reading ideas available through the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries collection. (By the way, if you don’t have a library card, it’s very easy to get one. Check out www.fvrl.org/library-cards for all the details.) Now I’m going

Article source: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/apr/14/check-it-out-gardening-books-can-plant-many-seeds/

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