Various ideas and activities that can be done on earth day during this lock down
Support our native bees: The super-pollinators of the garden are native bees! Learn more about these amazing heroes of pollination and see how to make a native bee house (much like a bird house!).
Recycle and re purpose! Gardening needn’t be expensive. See ideas on recycling and re purposing garden items to make something out of nothing and save money!
We also have ideas on how to reuse in the kitchen and in the home and re-purpose everyday household items!
Plant wildflowers! We’ll show you how to grow wildflowers in your garden for the pollinators and to lift your spirits, too! Also, see our guide on choosing wildflower varieties which will thrive where you live.
Reduce plastic dependency: Plastic permeates every aspect of our lives, including the garden. But as the world wakes up to its addiction, just how easy is it to ditch plastic while growing and storing more of our own food? See our ideas on how to garden without plastic.
Don’t forget to recycle what plastic you can. See a Plastics Recycling Chart. And also, know what’s in all those bottled drinks!
Go native! Plants thrive best when they’re natural to your area.
See our article on native plant landscaping and 10 tips for an eco-friendly garden.
Bring nature into the garden with plants that attract butterflies and plants that attract hummingbirds!
Start an organic vegetable garden.
Here are tips on organic seed-starting, and our Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening to get you started.
Conserve water! See our tips for watering wisely in the garden and tips on how to create your own rain garden. Also, avoid over-watering.
Know how much your garden really needs with our watering chart! Watch our video demonstrating 10 smart watering tips for a healthy garden garden.
Plant more trees! Talk to your local government about planting more trees and native garden beds in public spaces, or consider planting your own on your property!
See advice on how to plant a tree as well a our video demonstrating how to plant a fruit tree.
Get kids involved! Pass down a love of nature and plants with kids.
See our ideas on gardening with kids and also 6 simple kids’ planting activities from the Kids Almanac!