April is National Garden Month! We celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd and Arbor Day April 29th. Arbor Day is a national holiday that focuses the public’s attention on the importance of trees to our life on this planet. Earth Day is focused on doing something to give back to the Earth. From the first celebration of Earth Day in 1970, the nation’s air is much cleaner. Over the last three decades, total emissions of six principal air pollutants have decreased by 54%. Celebrating Earth Day can be anything from using less water, saving energy, recycling, carpooling or planting a garden.
Gardening was a part of daily life for many years, but has decreased severely since we have become more modern and good quality fresh produce is regularly available. Gardening provides many useful tools other than fresh vegetables, fruit and beautiful flowers. Gardeners have something they can feel proud of. Gardening is a hobby that can be passed down for generations as well as an opportunity to create a family activity.