Happy March. The photo above was taken where my 'Weeds in the Urban Landscape' class met this morning, Cesar Chavez park, in the Berkeley marina, with a view west over the bay to the San Francisco skyline. Not bad, huh. I kept thinking about all the Merritt students stuck behind a desk in an old building, hearing a lecture and taking notes. I couldn't help but feel that it was much better with clipboard and pencil, hiking around an urban park, looking at the weeds and bugs. I brought a bulb of fennel from the garden to a classmate who requested it; he said he'll make fennel-onion jam and bring it next week for all of us to taste. I told him I'd make bread to have it with, and before you know it, other students were volunteering cheese and pickles. We will have a feast at our next location. I think I love school.
Then I got home and opened the mailbox. Check out what was inside.
I order a pound of red wigglers every other year or so, to go in our small compost bin. I do this because the bin is too small to heat up and decompose the contents quickly; the worms do the work and it finishes much more quickly. I got these from The Worm Farm, my usual place, and they were packed safely and lovingly.
I dumped them in, and there they will be happy and multiply, I hope.
Here's your handy-dandy printable for March. I must confess, I did all of this in the past week or two. I just couldn't wait, even though the Master Gardeners told me to. However, if you haven't jumped the gun like I have, now's the time, so get busy!
I know more rain is on the way here, and possibly you're having a March-coming-in-like-a-lion thing, and I'm so sorry if that's the case, but at the moment the sun is shining and I've had some vitamin D and I can't contain the sense of possibility. Spring is coming!