Devoting special a day every year to helping the earth is a way to demonstrate how much we care about the future of our planet. In this the second part of her series, Cathy Isom tells us some ways we can get in the act of celebrating Earth Day.
From: Farmer’s Almanac
Celebrate Earth Day!
- Plant wildflowers! See our article, Wild About Wildflowers.
- Go native! Plants thrive when they’re natural to your area. See our article on natural landscaping.
Bring nature into the garden with plants that attract butterflies.
- Try an organic vegetable garden. Here are tips on organic seed-starting.
- Conserve water. See our tips on a water-wise garden.
Earth Day Quotes and Poetry
The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
And drinks, and gapes for drink again.
The plants suck in the earth and are
With constant drinking fresh and fair.
The “green things growing” whisper me
Of many an earth-old mystery.
–Eben Eugene Rexford
Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter’s snow and summer’s flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything.
While the bright radiant sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels.
–The 1793 Old Farmer’s Almanac
O Spring-time sweet!
The whole Earth smiles, thy coming to greet.
Source: The Old Farmer’s Almanac
There are many events taking around the country and globe over this Earth Day weekend. Find one near you to attend.
More links for more information on Earth Day.