Teen gardeners bring green oasis to Belvedere-Tiburon Library
Travelers on Tiburon Boulevard may soon see something new as they pass the Belvedere-Tiburon Library — the green-gold fronds of corn peeking over the library fence.
With the help of library staff and the Tiburon community, local teens have turned a neglected corner of the library into a bountiful green oasis full of ripening vegetables and plants for bees and butterflies.
Rebecca Jung, teen services librarian, got the idea of creating a teen gardening community-service club last year when the library reopened after its $18.31-million expansion, which included the creation of a new teen room that opens onto a small, fenced-in patio. The patio was neglected and full of construction materials left over from the renovation, Jung said.