Earth Day is on tomorrow! Here are 3 ways to spend the day.
Visit a National Park. OK, getting out into nature seems obvious…but there’s more.
When you practice Shinrin-yoku, you spend time outdoors in a quiet, mindful way. This Japanese practice supercharges your health by releasing stress and lowering your blood pressure.
Plant something. Put your mindfulness skills to work as you create a Spring garden. Whether you’re out in the yard or planting in containers, follow this guide to attract all kinds of goodness:
- Butterflies: Lilac, mint, pansies or goldenrod;
- Bees: Bee balm, lavender or sage;
- Ladybugs: Marigolds, fennel, or dill; or
- Hummingbirds: Foxglove, petunias, impatiens or lilies.
Up your produce game. What’s left after you eat local and organic? Joining a CSA.
“CSA” means Community Supported Agriculture, and CSA-affiliated farmers offer “shares” to consumers. Shares usually consist of a box of vegetables selected by the grower, but some CSAs offer boxes with products from other farmers in their co-op. Visit Local Harvest to find a CSA in your area or patronize a CSA farmer.
Seattle friends – the legendary Pike Place Market offers a Summer “Farm To Go” program. Sign up at their site.