Earth Day

Make your garden projects count...



Earth Day, April 22 is approaching fast; what do you do to celebrate and mark this day?

If you already have your garden in and growing, that's a good start. I like to have a project or two that are good for the environment, either by encouraging predatory insects, keeping great recyclable stuff out of the landfill, or making some type of useful implement for your garden.

Earth Day Projects...

There are a few good Earth Day projects that you might want to build; a compost pile to mark the beginning of a new growing season is a good way to get things off on the right foot.

Build a quick and dirty compost pile...

Building a cold frame from a couple of old windows keeps them out of the landfill, and makes them into something useful for your garden.

Old windows made into a cold frame...

Recycling in the garden can be a great way to utilize otherwise useless garbage;

Recycle old washing machine tubs...

Worm farms are the perfect way to utilize the talents of a simple creature to make black gold out of garbage.

Building your own worm farm...

If you have backyard chickens but you don't want them to run wild over the vegetable garden, a chicken tractor is a great way to give them controlled access to the greens, sprouted weed seeds and bugs that they love.

Build a Chicken Tractor...

A nectar corridor makes it easier for the predators to survive and thrive in your garden; even some bright and colorful annuals planted in the beds alongside your vegetables can attract the all important pollinating insects.

Flowers in the Organic Garden...

Growing food for your family with the hugelkultur method takes lasagna gardening to a whole new level; my hill growing system of growing vegetables is still in it's infancy, but I'm working on getting more production out of it;

Hugelkultur...growing vegetables in hills...

Use willow twigs to weave a coracle bed in your garden, either for a compost, or to plant into;

Make a Coracle Bed for your garden out of twigs...

Choose a few mindful and thoughtful Earth Day projects for your organic garden and Mother Earth will thank you...


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