“Keep close to Nature’s heart and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean“ –John Muir
What can you do to show some love to the Earth?
- Plant something! Trees, flowers, a vegetable garden…or maybe consider letting a section of your property go wild to meadows. Trees provide oxygen and cool down the planet. Plants and flowers attract and provide food for our beloved bees. Growing your own vegetables can be a rewarding way to save money and reduce trips to the grocery store while giving you a good workout and connecting you to the earth. *(We are planting lavender🍃, strawberries 🍓 sunflowers 🌻 and butterfly 🦋 bushes this year at the Haven!)
- Give up single use plastics like grocery bags, water bottles, straws and utensils.
- Start composting your food waste. It’s easy, inexpensive, reduces the amount of garbage in your trash, and will provide excellent nutrient rich fertilizer for your new garden! Here’s a tip: we take our used coffee grinds every morning and spread them on the soil of our rose 🌹garden! Coffee grounds have a high nitrogen content, along with a few other nutrients plants can use. In compost, they help create organic matter that improves the ability of soil to hold water.
Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22 annually to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire people to save and protect it. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Restore Our Earth” which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems.