We rented a 400 square foot garden plot. It's not huge, but I think it's just the right size to get started. We are excited to start planting a variety of organic vegetables. Last weekend we dug out rocks and tilled in our compost and the soil is ready to start planting!
Earth Day is important to my family in particular, because we strive to go to greath lengths to reduce our overall impact on the environment. To us, Earth Day is everyday.
Here are a few things you can do for Earth Day:
1. Support local farmers and start shopping at your local farmers market (check out Local Harvest to find one near you)
2. Put your recycling bin to good use
3. Start a compost
4. Reduce packaging waste (buy items with recyclable packaging and pass on items with excessive packaging that isn't recyclable)**
5. Talk to your kids about recycling, composting, re-using, being conservative in our energy and consumption use. Kids are smart and they want to help, too!
6. Have room? plant your own garden or hunt around in your community for a garden plot to rent.
7. Feeling crafty? check out alphamom's paper globes for earth day.
** My daughter received a gift for her birthday and the packaging for the item was beyond excessive. Inside was something that could fit in the palm of your hand, yet the packaging was 5 times as large. In fact, I emailed the company to let them know how unecessary the packaging was and that I was disappointed and I would not personally purchase their products unless they start being more conservative in their package design.
Make waves. You never know what positive change you may inspire.