April is always an exciting time of year for those of us who plant gardens.
The earth becomes ready to till, temperatures are on the rise and our energy levels seem to get a spike. Growing up, my dad had it mastered. Just the right seed varieties were ordered, crop rotation was mapped out and soil was prepared to perfection. Let the work begin!
It is so appropriate that we celebrate Earth Day this month. April 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of this movement to encourage awareness and appreciation for Earth and its resources. This year, Earth Day Network calls upon “more than one billion people around the globe to help Mobilize the Earth™.” We are encouraged to unite for a sustainable future and encourage others, including organizations and governments, to do their part.
What difference can we make? Maybe, as a family, you could plant a tree in remembrance of a departed loved one; or individually make a commitment to write to your government officials, shop local or invest in reusable, canvas shopping bags. When taken collectively, these small acts can make a difference!
We have so many great articles to share with you this month. Considering this is National Autism Awareness Month, Danette Locke encourages you to learn more about the issues affecting those with autism and introduces you to Connections, a center-based treatment provider unique to our area. In honor of Earth Day, Kelle Hartman challenges you to expand your nature sense. And, Erika King introduces you to Ayurveda’s Kapha season and how you can make a healthy transition. These are just a few examples of ways you can live healthier and reduce your carbon footprint … please read on for more!
Best wishes to all of you on your path to healthy living. Please find a special way to leave your mark this Earth Day!