I have always wanted to grow my very own organic garden even in our little backyard, I guess it is only natural as I grew up having our own version of bahay kubo at home, sans the actual bahay kubo, that is! My Mama has a passion for gardening and planting, we have veggies and plants growing in every available space in the backyard. We have eggplant, okra, calamansi, sili, pandan, kamias, as well as fruit-bearing trees such as guava, mango, santol. We also have a riot of lovely flowering plants, like bougainvillea, santan, and hibiscus in different colors. I can also vividly remember the beautiful scent of sampaguita surrounding the yard, which used to greet me each morning.
It was unfortunate that I did not inherit my Mama’s green thumb and my feeble attempt at gardening in pots were rather unsuccessful, with most of the plants and herbs I got drying up and eventually dying.
I almost gave up until I got an invite to join the Organic Urban Gardening 101 Workshop a few months back. Of course, I immediately said yes as I was eager to grow my very own organic garden at home.
If you’ve seen a lot of upside-down profile photos on various social media platform, please do not be too quick to judge that these people have gone all bonkers! We are merely expressing our support to World Wide Fund’s Reverse The Bad Campaign, which shall run from 16 July up until the 23rd! + you can do your share, too by simply doing the following:
Reverse your profile photo on Facebook or Twitter. Do this by simply using the Rotate-Photo function on Facebook or by uploading a new upside-down profile picture
Share this photo on your wall together with the following caption:
Let’s reverse the bad for our living planet. Join WWF-Philippines Reverse Run on July 22! Visit wwf.org.ph/reversethebad #WWFReverseTheBad
Don’t forget to tag @WWF.Philippines on Facebook and @WWF_Philippines on Twitter
Share this to as many people as you can so they can also help in spreading the word + reversing the bad!
Do not forget to join the run, too!
Easy-peasy, right? Just a little thing we can do to help our Mother Nature, which shall be beneficial to us all in the future!
I was up early this morning to check on my e-mails + do a bit of work online before me + the little man get ready for our activities for the day + guess what I first saw when my browser popped up? Lovely images, right? I got so curious about it, I clicked on the beautiful blooms as soon as I can + yes, it was indeed Earth Day today + Google put up those lovely flowers to get us all psyched to celebrate Mother Earth’s big day!
The Earth Day was proliferated by then U.S Senator Gaylord Nelson, who called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day, to be held on April 22, 1970, after witnessing how the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California ravaged nature. In 2009, The United Nations made April 22 the International Mother Earth Day. It is now coordinated globally by Earth Day Network + is celebrated in more than 175 countries worldwide.
So, what can you do to celebrate Earth Day? Here are a few thing off the top of my head:
Post greetings on your social networking sites to help spread the word +, hopefully, get more people to participate in the celebration + eventually, in helping save our Mother Earth
Raise awareness in younger children by asking them to do little things for our planet. This could include tasks like turning off the lights when not in use, or turning off the faucet to conserve water. You can also buy your kiddos earth-friendly stuffs + toys.
Today is a perfect time to commune with nature, so go ahead + visit the nearby park or the zoo. Take your picnic baskets, if you please, + enjoy one fine day savoring the goodness of nature all around us.
Practice what you preach by doing things to help save our planet on a daily basis. Make “reduce, reuse, recycle” your new matra, + I bet you will never go wrong.
Remember that we can all do our share to help save Mother Earth, + if we can, we could all make everyday a happy…