Mesa County Libraries seeking gardener in residence

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KREX) — Mesa County Libraries is launching a new opportunity for someone who knows and loves gardening and can share their knowledge with the community.

The Mesa County Libraries Gardener in Residence (GIR) will be based in the Discovery Garden at Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue and will be responsible for operating and maintaining the garden.

The GIR will give at least two public presentations on garden-related topics and consult with library staff on other garden-related programs.

The GIR program, modeled after the library Artist in Residence program, aims to make the Discovery Garden a showcase of several different aspects of gardening, including backyard food production and composting.

The GIR position lasts six months — from April through September 2024 — and the GIR will receive a $6,000 stipend provided by the Mesa County Libraries Foundation and Friends of the Mesa County Libraries.

More information on the Gardener in Residence program and application instructions can be found on the Mesa County Libraries website.

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