HAPPY EARTH DAY!
“On the 22nd of April, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values. Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, andEndangered Species Acts.” –Earth Day Network
We have been getting ready for our garden this year and what better day to share what we plan on growing than Earth Day!?
The seedlings were planted a few months ago so they would be ready for this Spring and we can’t wait to get them in the ground! If you don’t have enough room in your yard, using pots outside on a patio or deck has worked just as well for me -especially with tomatoes.
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” -Rachel Carson, Silent Springs
The best part is that most of our seeds came from the Hudson Valley Seed Library
Whether you decide to plant a garden, pick up someones trash, save a little water while brushing your teeth or recycle a can or two; take a few minutes today and do something that shows your appreciation for where you live!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world.” -Margaret Mead