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Signs of Spring near Bedford MA

Keep Calm Spring Is ComingSunday, March 20 is the first day of spring, and this year the weather seems to agree with the calendar -- if you ignore the winter storm warnings for Sunday, that is! In fact, this warmer-than-usual weather has the gardening types among us itching to get out and start digging in the dirt.

If you want a refresher or aren't sure where to start, here's a list of some classes and workshops north of Boston, including a presentation on the many things you can do with coleus at the Bedford Public Library April 12.

A couple more:

Square Food Gardening, Maynard, MA
March 19, 10am - 12 noon
Learn how to build a garden that efficiently uses space to reduce water and land use.
$49 nonmembers, $42 members

Russell's Garden Center, Wayland, MA
April 6, 6:30pm
Peter Van Berkum of Van Berkum Nursery will appear at the garden center to explore native perennial plants which are easy to grow and thrive even in the most difficult parts of gardens.
Free, pre-registration requested

Be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events -- they truly are fun for the entire family!

Woolapalooza at Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA
March 26, 10am - 4pm
$15 nonmembers, $14 members, children 2 and under FREE
Annual festival featuring Drumlin Farm's new babies, sheep shearing demonstration, "Sheep to Sweater Interpretive Trail," hands-on activities, food, crafts and more

Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place, Waltham, MA
April 30, 10am - 5pm
$20 adults, FREE for members and children 12 and under
29th annual. Demonstrations of sheep-shearing, herding dogs, spinning, weaving and gardening on a historic 50-acre estate. Large crafts fair, live entertainment, historic demonstrators, games and farm animals. Wagon rides and museum tours (additional charge). Food vendors on site. Free parking.