In the Garden

tomatoI’ve had gardens on the brain lately because I’m hoping to get one of the community garden plots this summer. I’ll turn my paperwork in next week and see if any are available.

I found this great website to help me plan everything out. It’s called www.growveg.com and it’s got this really neat program that helps you place and account for each plant. It explains what each plant’s requirements are for space, sun, fertilizer and other details. There’s also an application that shows you how many of each type of plant you are planning, when to start them (inside), plant them (outside), and harvest them. It’s very cool.

I’m relatively new to gardening, but I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. I wish I could start a garden in my yard, but that’s not going to happen = too many trees/shade.

This is a very ambitious summer project, but I’m looking forward to trying. I have about 25 different plants chosen right now and many, of each of those. We’ll see if they all happen.

I hope there’s an update in the future.

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clean… and refreshing!

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I’m on an email newsletter from Method with is a environmentally-friendly company that supplies mostly cleaning products, but there are a few other things as well. There are a few things of theirs I really love like the dryer sheets and the hand soap. I’m very concerned about what gets put down our drains because though individual chemicals might not be harmful, put them together with something else and you get… YUCK! Probably something you don’t want to mess with!

This particular newsletter had a link to a blog-entry by one of the company founders: Adam Lowry. He was invited to D.C. by the Obama-Biden Transition Team to participate in a panel of sustainable business executives discussing the future of green business and a green economy.

www.methodhome.com/post/2009/01/16/Mr-Lowry-Goes-to-Washington.aspx

This is sooooo refreshing. So reassuring. So positive. So different from the last eight years. Wow a pro-active administration that is trying to help the environment and people at the same time. And not just helping big businesses of friends get bigger, richer and more corrupt.

And this panel happened BEFORE Obama was even inaugerated. They were already putting ideas together that will hopefully benefit everyone.

Yeah, I really think this guy is going to do some good. Though Obama can’t do it all on his own; Congress can still get in the way when they feel like it. Checks (and balances) aren’t bad – unless they are just out of spite.

And I can finally take a deep, refreshing – and hears hoping soon it will be cleaner – breath.