Happy Earth Day!
I know, I know; every day is Earth Day. That is true, but it’s nice to have a specific day to shine a spotlight on the important issues of environmental health. Every choice each of us makes in our daily lives either helps or hinders our planet’s wellbeing. And Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to consider how our own daily routines affect the environmental big picture.
As gardeners, it’s easy for us to forget how un-green our green-thumbed endeavors really are. From my perspective, the horticulture industry, as a whole, is wickedly degrading to the environment. And our gardens often require huge amounts of unsustainable resources to maintain. The good news is, with a bit of clever forethought and solid followthrough, it can be less so.
Personally, I use Earth Day to make environmental vows relating to my own home gardening