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Hypha: Gifts from Strangers
March 4 - 31

The Hypha free nursery is a local collaborative project to spread plants and ideas. Plants are propagated and given away as gifts. Hypha incorporates artmaking, storytelling, and ethnobotany to provide cultural context and connection to the plants that comprise our landscape. Select plants are accompanied by a handmade letterpress card and are mapped to illustrate the potential of such networks.

Hypha plants art photo

This exhibition showcases artwork produced in 2014 by Shannon Welles and Lark Preyapongpisan to accompany the plants given away and the map of the first year of networking.

The artists invite plant lovers and people who appreciate letterpress art to a reception on Thursday, March 12th from 5 to 7PM.

The 10th annual Garden Lovers' Book Sale is April 3rd and 4th

2015 booksale postcard

The success of this fund raising event depends on donations of your horticulture, garden design, urban agriculture and ecology books. Drop off books Monday through Saturday at the Miller Library.

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Story Program

WHO: Kids ages 3 to 8 and their parents.
WHAT: Enjoy stories about plants and nature.
WHEN: Monthly.
COST: Free!

Special Extended Library Hours

The library stays open until 7pm before scheduled Northwest Horticultural Society lectures. Lectures are open to the public, $5 members, $10 non-members.

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With over 15,000 books on gardening techniques, garden design and history, native floras from around the world, and 400 magazine titles, the Miller Library has the most extensive horticulture collection in the Pacific Northwest. More about the Miller Library.

The Miller Library Thanks our Financial Supporters:

Miller Charitable FoundationNorthwest Horticultural Society

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