I volunteer at a local environmental NGO on farming and forest-related stuff. This morning I helped an Elementary School set up their small tree orchard and greenhouse and filling it with trees and herbs for their gardening and fundraising efforts. Kids' excitement about growing stuff is contagious!
The Equinox is a couple of weeks away but the real death of winter for farmers in our climate is when the frosts stop coming. That was declared to be today in this region, so happy birthday Spring 2017!