4.21.2009

Wednesday April 22, 2009, is Earth Day

I'm posting my first blog in honor of Earth Day. I'm starting this blog, It ain't easy bein' green, as a resource for friends or visitors to the site to keep up with my ever-increasing bid to "go green" in daily life, as well as to provide helpful tips and resources for you to make greener decisions in your own life.

Last weekend, Alex and I took advantage of the *beautiful* weather in Middle Tennessee to play outside all day. We planted a sycamore tree in our front yard, an herb garden at the side of the house and petunias in our front porch planters.


In this picture, you can see my herb garden. We planted, from left to right, chives, oregano and mint. The chives and mint are perennials, so they should come back each year. We also planted parsley and basil seeds inside the kitchen on the windowsill.

We went to our local Farmer's Co-Op to get the herb plants. It's a great way to support local farmers. It's also a great place to buy honey. Local honey is good for your allergies, and it too supports local farmers. Buying anything local helps conserve the fuel it takes to transport items from one place to another. Your local farmer's market is another way to support local farmers, and your fruits and veggies will be fresh and in season. To find a farmer's market near you, visit http://apps.ams.usda.gov/FarmersMarkets/.

Let me know what you're doing to celebrate Earth Day ... and beyond!

11 comments:

Tennessee Granddaddy said...

Mandy, this is great you having your own blog. Read "Snuffy Smith" today in the comics: He said he was "green" before it was "cool"... no electricity, no indoor plumbing, ...

All for now.

Granddaddy

Kara said...

Its cool that you are starting a blog! I'll try to check up daily!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mandy, I am so proud of you and glad that you have started a Blog. I will be looking at it every day. Love, Grand-pa

Anonymous said...

Hi Mandy, That's a great Journal and good information. I look forward to keeping up with it. Love, Aunt Mary

stephaniecoward said...

I heart conservation and green is definitely the new black! I look forward to learning more and probably stealing some (or um, lots) of your ideas! <3

Hollie said...

I came by from Dad's place. Just wanted to say hi & welcome. I'm looking forward to more entries. Your little herb garden is beautiful!

agent99 said...

I am wearing green and I plan on going for a long walk today! :)

baldy said...

BEST WISHES FOR YOU TO HELP MAKE AMERICA CONTINUE TO BE GREAT.
I SUGGEST USING YOUR INFLUENCE TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO MAKE A GARDEN THIS YEAR. A NICE BIG SIZE GAEDEN.
WORKING A GARDEN CAN HELP PREVENT BELLY FAT.
SUGGEST A COMPOST CAGE IN A CORNER OF THE GARDEN.
DAD CAN GIVE GREAT ADVICE ON COMPOST.
I AM ONE OF DAD'S FANS. sam

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jmuhj said...

Well, Miss Mandy, you come from great stock, as they say, so it's no wonder you're a caring and responsible person. Your herbs look lovely and I look forward to reading your blog! Best, Jamaka and fams (your Granddad's pals in California)

Anonymous said...

We're thinking about planting a garden thanks to you! You really inspired me! :)

Best Wishes!

Sayit-baldys said...

HI MISS 'GREENIE', I AM A FAN OF DAD AND AN OLD GRANPA MYSELF, 89 YEARS OLD.
DAD IS DOING A GREAT SERVICE.
IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO LEARN TO WHAT DEGREE THAT YOU HAVE CONFIDENCE IN AL GORE AND HIS THINKING ON GLOBAL WARMING. sam