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Seeding Spring

Winter’s snows — well, okay, cold and wind — may still be hanging around. But spring is just around the corner.

At least, that’s what the folks at Wakeman Town Farm think.

And to prove it, they’re sponsoring the first of 2 “Seed to Harvest” workshops this Saturday.

The goal is to help you grow organic vegetables in your backyard. What could be more spring (and summer)-like than that?

Saturday’s session — from 9:30 a.m. to noon — is led at WTF by steward Mike Aitkenhead. Topics covered include garden types and designs, vegetable selection, creating a planting schedule, creating a garden layout, and soil basics.

The 2nd session — “Starting Seeds Indoors” — is set for Saturday, March 9 (10 a.m. to noon). Master gardener Annaliese McCay will show how to start your own seedlings indoors. Bonus: You get a tray of seeds to bring home with you.

(Sessions are limited to 20 participants of any age, but are available on a first-come-first served basis. Click here to register, or register online at Parks & Recreation Programs and Activities (listed under “Wakeman Town Farm: Activities for Adults” at WTF Adult Activity Registration. On-site registration is available the day of each program, but space is limited.  Fee is $25 ahead of time; on-site registration is $30.  For questions or help registering, call 203-557-9195.)