April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, everyone! This is a holiday that often gets overlooked, but I was very happy this year to take some time out to remember to treat the environment well and to make some plans to do my part to make it better.

Yesterday, there was a small Earth Day celebration in nearby Takoma Park. In addition to the goodies we stocked up on at the farmers market, we browsed lots of plants and got some ideas for the vegetable garden we are planning to build soon. I can't wait until our raised bed is built so that we can start growing some nice squash, tomatoes, and basil!

The idea of growing our own garden and tending to plants and flowers that will not just beautify our area but also provide a nice home to birds and butterflies makes me really happy. I'd also like to plant a tree in our yard, but I need to do a bit more research to figure out what the best one would be for the space and climate. When it comes to treating our planet a bit better, there are so many things we can do, and doing something simple like gardening and buying local foods is one small way I can contribute. It feels good, it's fun, and I like it!

Even if you can't create your own green space, I think it's nice to just take the time to appreciate the nature around all of us. Whether it's a pretty flower or a singing bird, there is a lot to be mindful and thankful for in our environment. This may be my not-so-inner hippie talking, but I truly believe we need to take care of our surroundings so that we can continue to enjoy all it has to offer. 

What do you like best about the outdoors? Any plans to enjoy them in the coming weeks?

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