On the 22nd of April 2015, YOU could be apart of the biggest grass-roots effort in history just by planting a seed or a tree in an effort to ‘ give back’ to the earth!
Our planet has been scavenged, harvested, flooded, battered, torn apart, bleed for it’s commodities, all so that humans can thrive ( or kill each other in wars) !
Now it’s time to give back to this wonderful place we call home, we have taken enough!
‘It is important to keep a certain portion of the planet covered with forests as it is essential for regulating the distribution of rain and snow over the surface, thus, controlling the climate. Every tree planted will assist in stabilizing the climate and provide habitat for various species.’
I have mentioned before that humans have become extremely disconnected from nature due to our modern lifestyles.
I personally believe that depression and this come hand in hand.
Ever since I started gardening, growing my own food and appreciating the beauty of nature that I have surrounded myself with, I have become so positive and happy in my world.
I have even gone as far as growing indoor plants to help with the seasonal blues we all experience during winter.
If you live in a city I would highly recommend this.
When my nephew was born, I planted a plum tree in my mothers garden with the idea that the tree will grow with him, providing him with food, oxygen and a feeling that nature will always be with him.
So, here are just a couple of the beauties I plan on planting over the course of my life that when I’m gone will bring future generations, joy, happiness, beauty, life, wonderful scents, colour, food and shelter!
I will be leaving trees, fruit treas to feed a population, pretty acer and cherry blossoms to feed the mind as well as some floral escapes.
So, start now if you have to but please get your children involved and explain to them why trees are so important, go to your local councils, schools, playschools!
If you are working with a small area, speak to garden centre’s and find out with varieties will suit your space.
There are no excuses!
Please plant something that is organic, perennial and suitable to the growing conditions in your area. If the temperature is not conducive to planting on April 22nd, please start growing a plant indoors or commit to planting your tree once the outdoor temperature is warm enough. If you live in an apartment , please plant something in a container or donate a tree to a garden in your area. Please nurture your plantings, like children, until they can sustain themselves on their own.
Trail some creepers along your balcony!
You can also opt for flowers that help save bee’s and butterflies.
Here is the pledge to plant link ; http://forestnation.com/earth-day-tree-planting/
https://www.facebook.com/events/327883710751172/ for more info, check out their facebook page.
As the season begins here in Ireland, I will be sharing this years gardening journey with you all, from seed growing to landscaping, so stay tuned!
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