Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!

Dear Delilah,

While I try to approach life with an "Every day is Earth Day" mentality, I always get excited about the local Earth Day events. This year, for the first time, I think you managed to have more fun at the Earth Fair than I did!

The Ecopark that hosted the Earth Fair is still a work in progress, but we enjoyed exploring the impressive progress that's been made since our last visit. We got to play on the "Wild Water" playscape, and I can't wait for the adventures we'll have when the remaining playscapes are completed.


There were several kid-friendly crafts for you to make (with the help of Daddy and staff from our local Waldorf school). You proudly waved your "water waver" and shook your bottle cap shaker instrument!


We listened to some live music by local artists and toured the vendor area where local vendors shared tips, tricks, and tools for greener living. We enjoyed sandwiches from the local food co-op from a table just a few yards from the marsh, where we watched turtles, ducks, and various other critters go about their business in their natural habitat.


We finished up with the first Farmer's Market of the season, a mere tease of what's to come as the growing season progresses. Now that we're back at home and you're napping, I'm heading out to do some more prep work in the garden and start some planting until you wake up and join me! Earth Day is the perfect day to recommit to our values of environmental responsibility and conservation. We are so fortunate to live in an area full of natural beauty and opportunities to learn more about how we can help preserve it.

Love,

Mama

Happy Earth Day! Are you recognizing or celebrating Earth Day? If so, how?

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