A Friendship with the Earth

Sixty Seconds with Judi

Earth Day is celebrated around the world every April 22nd. The concept of Earth Day was born in 1970 in hopes to spark a global awareness of our destructive environmental behaviors. Did it work? Well from this idea, we as a nation, developed the Environmental Protection Agency supporting such things as The Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. But enough about the politics, let us bring it closer to home.

I grew up in the 70’s. Are any of you old enough to remember the commercial with the Native American Chief? You know, the one where he had that single tear dropping down his cheek as the American family drove by throwing their trash out the car window. I can remember the impact of that commercial had on me and my family. It showed that the responsibilities of a cleaner environment did not just fall on big corporations, but on us as individuals.

I also remember kids on their bikes riding behind the mosquito man as he pushed his toxic chemicals in the air for us to breathe. My mother would rush us all into the house, closing the windows when she knew the truck would be coming around being afraid of the effects of his poisons on her children.  I think we have come a long way since those days of reckless behaviors.  But, I also know that we still have a lot to learn.  I think celebrating Earth Day each year gives us a gentle reminder to stay on task. We may tend to slack off just a little during our day to day actions, so I think it benefits us to continually be reminded that we have to work hard at preserving our beloved Earth.

I can’t think of a better way to Celebrate Earth Day than to share it with your children. Teach them about their responsibilities to preserve their planet. Plant a tree, start a garden or just take a walk in a park and share the beauty of the world around them.

Join us this weekend for:

Planting and Pruning your Fruit Trees         April 22, 2017, 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Norm, our Farm Manager, will teach you how to grow your own fruit trees and the secrets behind pruning them properly.  Bring your questions!

 

Garden Center Sales

Earth Day Sale: 20% OFF Trees, Shrubs, Bagged Soil & Mulch from April 19th to the 24th
Arbor Day Sale: 25% OFF Trees- April 28th Only
Annual Flats: Mix -n- Match – a flat of 6 – 6 packs $19.99
Perennials: $12.99 ea. or 3 for $29.99
Fruit Trees: $59.99 ea. or 2 for $99.99
Cole’s Bird Seed is 20% OFF for a limited time, while supplies last
Jonathan Green Grass Seed products are 20% OFF for a limited time, while supplies last