WSU Master Gardeners of Benton and Franklin Counties are one of our favorite and faithful community partners. Last Saturday, they came to the Family Learning Center and offered a Seed Starting workshop. They brought soil and seeds and good information. Our front lawn was full of people from all over the world, learning together and sharing their love of growing things, especially growing good things to eat. We can’t wait to see what comes up in planters and back yards, later this spring. Special thanks to gardeners Alice Allison, Diana Glesener, Olivia Hallquist, and Bill Dixon.

Though our gardeners are looking forward to spring, it wasn’t too late for one last trip to Ski Bluewood with Skyline Adventures. Young people from seven different countries rode the bus and got to ski or snowboard for the first time (or one more time, for a few.) A couple of adults even tagged along, just to see the snow. It was wonderful to see strangers become friends. It was great for students to have such a fun experience learning something new.