My Earth Day

April 22, 2013
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From my garden in 2011

Sitting here on this beautiful day, I remember the Earth Day celebrations of my youth.  And by youth, I mean my 20s.  In the past I was living in DC and spent almost every Earth Day on the National Mall celebrating with thousands of others.  Live music, tons o’ vendors and generally just a bunch of happy people who wanted nothing more than to celebrate the day on this beautiful planet we inhabit.

Years later I’m living an hour outside of the city and reflecting on the arrival of spring and how I need to prep for another season in my version of the grow-your-own-food movement.  There are many, what I refer to as “common sense” things, I do on a daily, weekly, monthly basis to aid in protecting the Earth but I’m most excited about container gardening.   I’m embarking upon Year Four and I’m already drooling over the meals I’ll be able to make with the fresh vegetables and herbs that I’ll be plucking from my very own garden.

In honor of Earth Day 2013, I’m happy to share a collage of photos of my first three years of container gardening.  Reducing my carbon footprint, providing my family with pesticide-free herbs and vegetables and spending “quiet time” tending to my garden are well worth the effort.  It also makes me feel like a badass.

Interested in creating your own garden?  Shoot me an email!  I’d be happy share my gardening knowledge!

Earth Day 2013

Earth Day 2013

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