Do all these cold days have you dreaming about warmer weather and lush greenery?
Well, those days are eventually coming but, in the meantime, there is still plenty that you can do to ensure the growing season ahead is a successful one.
This is the perfect time of year to plan ahead for what you intend to plant in those holes in your gardens that you noticed during the past growing season. This is also a great time to sit down with your favourite seed catalogue, or host a seed swap with friends and plan what it is you will be growing this year to provide a valuable food resource for yourself, your family or your friends.
Starting plants from seed, watching the seedlings grow, transplanting them into the garden or planter, and then getting to enjoy your bounty is one of the greatest rewards for all your hard work and dedication.
What else can I do in the winter to help my gardens grow more plentiful this season?
Are you interested in making Amherst a better place to live, work, and play? Have you thought about joining Communities in Bloom Amherst?
This community focused group aims to enhance Amherst and its greenspaces through environmental stewardship and is welcoming new members who would like to make Amherst a better place.
The indoor walking track at the Amherst Stadium is a great way to stay active during the winter months. It provides the opportunity to get out of the cold and wind and walk on a safe even surface. So why not grab a friend and enjoy a walk and talk at the Amherst Stadium!
The Jr. A Amherst Ramblers will be in action on Feb. 22, as they take on the Edmundston Blizzard at 7:30 p.m. The following evening, Feb. 23, Amherst will play host to the Yarmouth Mariners beginning at 7 p.m. This game should a great one to watch as they battle it out on the ice with playoffs just around the corner.
As we are beginning to see more daylight hours, there is an increased opportunity to get outside, enjoy nature and be active. We have many great parks and trails throughout our town for all to enjoy.
We hope we can all work together to continue to keep those parks and trails clean and tidy by picking up litter as we see it, and by making a conscious effort to put litter in its place.
“A Place to Play” downtown skating surface is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., weather permitting. We hope you take the opportunity, while you can, to enjoy an evening skate amid the beautiful lights.
Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst: