Library’s Urban Homesteading Series Starts Tuesday, March 4

Have you heard about “backyard farming” or “backyard homesteading” but aren’t sure what they are? Starting this week, the library is hosting a series of events geared to those interested in learning about urban agriculture and some of the ways residents can incorporate rural hobbies into their urban backyards. The first event, braided rag creations, is a hands-on workshop intended to show how braiding rags into rugs is a tried and true way to upcycle fabric into useful and durable products. Participants will learn the basic cloth braiding technique and create a small braided rag item to take home. Two sessions are scheduled; the first is set for Tuesday, March 4, starting at 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. A second session is set for Saturday, March 8, starting at 2 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. Space is limited; pre-registration is required for the rag braiding craft events. All materials will be provided. Register online or contact the Main Library Information Desk at (701)241-1492 for details. Other topics in the series include:

  • Backyard Beekeeping – Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library
  • Basics of Home Brewing – Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library
  • Backyard Chicken Keeping – Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library

The above three, 60-minute workshops will be held at the downtown Main Library. Attend one or all of the sessions. Contact the Main Library’s Information Desk at 241-1492 for details.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a complete list of upcoming events, call 241-1472 or visit the library’s website,