Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers “Grow, Grow.” The Talmud

As March approaches the frozen earth yearns for spring and the gardening awakening. And so it goes on-the cycles, the seasons, the recurring changes that make up our lives. We are beginning to lose our wintry darkness, flowers awaken beneath the ground and there are budding springtime trees.

Every winter the farmers and gardeners busily sort through seed catalogs, books and seed packets planning a garden. Whether planting, weeding, watering, fertilizing or deadheading gardeners say working with hands in the soil renews the spirit. They discover hope, happiness, absolute joy and satisfaction in gardening as they learn to cooperate with nature and go with the flow. Nature is not always perfect.

Living things are always in a state of becoming. The best hope in gardening is to cooperate with nature and go with the flow. Every culture has a name for the awareness and understanding of the life force in nature. The land connects with us in ways we don’t always understand. People are drawn to gardening because it helps them feel connected to nature.

The land has its’ own intention. Something magical happens. A life force bubbles within my small piece of earth.

As our community goes through the changing seasons there is plenty to keep us busy. City Theater, 205 Main Street, Biddeford is presenting the performance “Company” from March 9, 7:30 p.m. through March 25. Ticket are $25.

In “Company” the always-single Robert contemplates his unmarried state on the night his 35th birthday and is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Citytheater.org

A new class “All about Balance” starts Wednesday March 14. It is a senior exercise class to reduce your fall risk. To be held at Saco Community Center, Room 100 at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The fee is free to drop in.

This will be a six-week class with a different topic each week. Week 1: Strength Class Week 2: Walking Class Week 3: Somatosensory Class Week 4: Vestibular Class Week 5: Sensation Class Week 6: All about Balance, putting it all together.

Another new class is “Tai Chia Club” a Rejuvenating Practice of Moving Meditation. Starting Tuesdays, March 27 at Saco Community Center, room 100 at 11 a.m. to noon. Fee: $3/members: $4/non-members This will be a six-week introductory program.

The key difference between Tai Chi and Tai Chi Chili is that Tai Chi includes a discourse on martial arts.

This new class is easy to learn and brings benefits to many, including piece of mind, improved health, and joy. It is encouraged that you attend all six classes.

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