From the Earth comes our food – with the help of farmers and the grace of God. As if by miracle, from that tiny seed grows the food that feeds and sustains us. A tentative wiggle and a push and…poof! Life bursts forth sending leaves up and roots to snake down through the soil and find water and nourishment.
Lets celebrate our bountiful planet by being kind to it. Replenish it. Heap goodness upon it and demonstrate to our children how its done.
Perhaps it is time to start that garden as a way to celebrate Earth Day. Any size garden – even your little pot of lettuce – will reflect your care and eventually become food. Contemplate digging up a little patch in your yard and turning in some compost. Scan your flowerbed for an empty spot that can produce a little food to feed your belly or some flowers to feed your soul.
When you visit your favorite Tailgate Market, pick out a few veggie plants for
your garden and pop them in the ground. Get it going! I am late getting my own garden in, but there is still plenty of time to plant a really productive garden, Don’t hold back. Every farmer out there has bedding plants for sale. Laura Bower already has her tomato poster up showing all the different kinds of tomatoes she has for sale. Herbs too.
Not planning on gardening? No way, no how!? Then go to the Tailgate Market and buy something delicious to eat – something that comes to us with mountain soil clinging to its roots. Support a farmer for Earth Day!