Friday, April 30, 2010
Spring brings many occasions for gardeners to celebrate their connection to the earth, including National Arbor Day. National Arbor Day, known as the tree planter’s holiday, has been celebrated in the United States since 1872.
Founded by journalist J. Sterling Morton in 1872, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April. Using his forum as a journalist, he encouraged both individuals and community organizations to plant trees.
Having settled in the largely treeless state of Nebraska, Morton began the campaign as a way to increase the number of trees for windbreaks to keep soil in place, for fuel and building materials, and for shade.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Forty years have passed since the first Earth Day, and many people now realize that, if we’re serious about saving the planet, we have to do more than just recycle, carry cloth bags, take short showers, and use energy-efficient light bulbs. While these are all worthwhile measures, we must also work to control our population—and our appetite for flesh.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Easter is a time of love,
of family, and of peace.
It is a time when we say
a quiet thanks for all that we have
and for all that the future holds.
Easter is a feeling in our hearts
of hope and faith and trust.
It is a day of miracles;
a day when our dreams seem a little closer;
a time of retrospection for what has been,
and anticipation of all that will be.
And it is a time for remembering
with love and appreciation
the people in our lives
who make a difference...
people like you.
(Anne Marie Edwards)
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