Earth Day Activities

If you love to garden, you probably have a greater appreciation for and sense of responsibility to the Earth we all share.  Earth Day falls on April 22nd this year and every year, so after you finish your taxes (ugh), take some time to perform one Earth friendly task in honor of the big blue marble.

These days kids are pretty ecologically aware, but you can still bring home some important lessons on Earth Day that will help instill in them some planet friendly habits that will last a lifetime. I just completed a couple of environment focused articles for, a Discovery Channel owned site.  They have helpful tips for Earth Day activities and a few suggestions on how to help your kids grow their environmental muscles.

One of my favorite quotes from physician and philosopher and Albert Schweitzer goes like this:

"By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive."

Have a wonderful Earth Day, and make this one count by showing your kids that having a reverence for life and the world around them is important -- and fun.

Photo: By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


  1. Hi!
    Thanks for the reminder about Earth Day. Just looked at my calender and I am going to be working on developing a community herb garden that afternoon, so perfect planning! (or divine synchronicity...?)
    Wishing everyone a peaceful, 'green' Earth Day with 'Nature'...
    Find a way to spend some time with the natural environment and plant at least one herb.

  2. Thanks for the reminder. I did unknowingly work my garden on "Earth Day" by working in some organic compost for my vegetables. Divine intervention?

  3. Virginia,

    Happy Earth Day to you too, and to all the other Earth friendly folk out there!



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