22 Apr 6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Your Garden
Happy Earth Day!
Did you know it is the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day? Let’s honor this day together- the possibilities of doing something for Earth Day are endless! Organize an event in your neighborhood. Volunteer. Go to a festival. Spread knowledge about conservation to friends and family. Or, for you flower and garden fiends, check out our 6 tips on making your garden more sustainable!
Pick one (or more!) to work on this weekend, and play your part in honoring this wonderful earth on which we live. Do something nice for the Earth, have fun and make a difference!
Plant Natives in your Garden
Native plants work with nature and by matching plant species to your area. Your garden will be healthier and native plants take less care than exotic ones.
Here are some other reasons native plants in your garden are sustainable for the Earth:
- They Save Water: Many native plants need minimal care beyond normal rainfall.
- Pesticide Freedom: Native plants have developed their own defenses against many pests. Reducing pesticides lets natural pests care your plants and keeps garden toxins out of creeks and watersheds.
- Benefits Wildlife: Native wildlife uses the fruits and habitat that these plants provide.
For more information on native plants here is a helpful article from Drosera.
Build an Herb Spiral
Herb spirals help the earth by managing water. If you live in an area with high rainfall, this maximizes water drainage. If you live in a dry climate, it benefits from the moisture retained at the base. The herb spiral is a permaculture form that allows you to create your own ecosystem and become self-sufficient!
Show Some Neighborly Kindness
Pick flowers from your garden and give to a neighbor! Show a neighbor you care, and remind them about Earth Day by picking a small bouquet of your own flowers and gifting them. What a nice way to spread a little knowledge and love in your own community!
Teach your Kids
Plant a flower garden with your kids and talk to them about Earth Day.
Involve your kids in your backyard growing, whether it’s starting a new flower garden, or simply planting a potted plant with them on your balcony, or even in your home! Teaching your children to cherish plants and talking to them about Earth Day can be fun and a wonderful learning opportunity for everyone.
To get some ideas, Pinterest has countless! A few of our favorites are Mason-jar gardens, recycling old tins, and egg carton seed starters. These are waste-free and affordable ways to garden and use your creativity.
Grow from Kitchen Scraps
Many fruits and vegetables can be grown without seeds and from your own kitchen scraps. This is a great way to reuse what you have, which is what Earth Day is all about!
Check out this article on 20 foods you can regrow.